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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 kids ages 5-10) Cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Spring is here; now is the time to get digging in the garden. Be ready to get your hands dirty! Registration..

Saturday, April 4, 9:30 am—11:00 am

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(for children ages 4 to 8) Join us in the garden for games, crafts, food and of course gardening! Please note, we realize that our virtual mini-camps will be different..

Tuesday, April 7, 9:00 am—12:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) If you have ever played dress up or worn a costume, you may have looked like a firefighter or a princess. Animals using physical..

Wednesday, April 8, 9:00 am—2:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Stealth and silence or strength and agility? Learn about the amazing adaptations some animals have that allow them to be top hunters or skilled..

Thursday, April 9, 9:00 am—2:00 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Join us for our Spring session of Oaks and Acorns. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create a one-of-a-kind art project every week. This..

Wednesday, April 15 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(For ages 5-12) Are you looking for somewhere new to take your homeschool students? The Education Team at Reeves-Reed Arboretum is excited to announce our first semester of programs created..

Thursday, April 16, 2:00 pm—3:30 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) Swim, slither, and hop your way over to learn about the amazing amphibians that are awake at night! Each Nocturnal Neighbors will..

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

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(For kids ages 5-10) Get your garden ready and growing with pretty flowers and yummy veggies. Registration is required...

Saturday, April 18, 9:30 am—11:00 am

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Join us for our Spring session of Oaks and Acorns. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create a one-of-a-kind art project every week. This..

Wednesday, April 22 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(for families with children ages 4 and up)Join us for a walk in the woods as we learn about the many creatures that are up and about at night! We'll..

Friday, April 24, 8:00 pm—9:00 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Join us for our Spring session of Oaks and Acorns. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create a one-of-a-kind art project every week. This..

Wednesday, April 29 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(For ages 5-12) Are you looking for somewhere new to take your homeschool students? The Education Team at Reeves-Reed Arboretum is excited to announce our first semester of programs created..

Thursday, April 30, 2:00 pm—3:30 pm

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(For kids ages 5-10) Find out how to create a mini garden using common recycled materials. We'll plant it together and you'll take it home and watch it grow. Registration..

Saturday, May 2, 9:30 am—11:00 am

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(for girls ages 7 to 14) A creative workshop designed for girls to practice being brave, assertive, empowered, and grounded like Mighty Oaks. Girls today are inundated with messages telling..

Saturday, May 2 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Join us for our Spring session of Oaks and Acorns. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create a one-of-a-kind art project every week. This..

Wednesday, May 6 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) This month will focus on a group of animals that many of us do not realize are very active at night—migrating birds...

Friday, May 8 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Join us for our Spring session of Oaks and Acorns. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create a one-of-a-kind art project every week. This..

Wednesday, May 13 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(For ages 5-12) Are you looking for somewhere new to take your homeschool students? The Education Team at Reeves-Reed Arboretum is excited to announce our first semester of programs created..

Thursday, May 14, 2:00 pm—3:30 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Join us for our Spring session of Oaks and Acorns. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create a one-of-a-kind art project every week. This..

Wednesday, May 20 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(For children ages 5-10) Create mini bite sized food packed with flavor! Registration is required. Registration is required...

Wednesday, May 20, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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(for families with children ages 4 and up)Join us for a walk in the woods as we learn about the many creatures that are up and about at night! We'll..

Friday, May 22, 8:00 pm—9:00 pm

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(For ages 5-12) Are you looking for somewhere new to take your homeschool students? The Education Team at Reeves-Reed Arboretum is excited to announce our first semester of programs created..

Thursday, May 28, 2:00 pm—3:30 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Do you ever wonder what worms do when no one's watching? What do they eat; how do they communicate; and how do they grow?..

Saturday, June 6, 9:30 am—11:00 am

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(All ages. 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult, children ages 6-12 years must share a tandem kayak with an adult) Bordering the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge..

Sunday, June 7 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) There are a few animals that are feared by many people; tonight, we will be talking about one of them! Join us..

Friday, June 19 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(for ages 16 and up) With the NYC skyline as a backdrop, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find great paddling in the Meadowlands. The many creeks, sweeping through grassy hills..

Thursday, July 16 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) Nothing reminds us of summer quite like the show fireflies put on in a field at night. Join us as we learn..

Friday, July 10 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) We will be learning about the folklore behind these animals along with some other interesting bat tidbits. Each Nocturnal Neighbors will focus..

Friday, August 21 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) This month we will learn about a feline friend that can be found not too far from here. Each Nocturnal Neighbors will..

Friday, September 11 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) These canines could live in your own backyard; but how much do you really know about them? Join us for our last..

Friday, October 23 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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