Programs for Kids, Teens & Families

"Discovery Saturdays was a lot of fun. My kids loved using binoculars to find different bird species."

The arboretum offers many programs for children ages 3 and up. Each takes advantage of our unique natural setting, whether it's examining animal adaptations in the woodland forest, facilitating seed germination in the Louise B. Roehm Greenhouse, or taking part in a physical activity on the Great Lawn. The Discovery Saturdays program is the perfect way for a busy family to escape a hectic weekday schedule and reconnect with each other and nature through hands-on learning.

Check the calendar for upcoming program listings. 

Classes

(for children ages 5 to 10) What makes Square Foot Gardening different from other container gardens? In this class we will build a Square Foot Garden box, learn what to..

Wednesday, July 25, 9:30 am—11:30 am

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Not all gardens have to be planted in soil! We will explore some creative ways to grow a garden without soil including hydroponics, aquaponics,..

Wednesday, August 1, 9:30 am—11:30 am

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) When the sun goes down and the butterflies go to sleep, it's time for the moths to begin their day! Join us..

Friday, August 17 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Get ready to get become detectives and go explore the garden in search of some of the creatures that slither and crawl, chop and..

Wednesday, August 22, 9:30 am—11:30 am

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(for ages 16 and up) Stand up paddle boarding is the new craze in watersports! What better way to enjoy an evening on the water. After a long work day,..

Friday, August 24 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Roll up your sleeves – it's harvest time! Let's celebrate summer's bounty and head to the kitchen to prepare delicious treats made from foods..

Wednesday, August 29, 9:30 am—11:30 am

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) For centuries people have been intrigued by the night sky. Tonight we will learn to identify some of the more common constellations..

Friday, September 7 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) Tonight's Nocturnal Neighbors will feature an animal also known as the Tiger of the Sky. What makes this animal so fierce? Sign..

Friday, October 12 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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