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

Children will learn this simple and fun method of gardening to create a productive and beautiful garden.  Pre-registration is required...

Wednesday, July 12, 9:30 am—11:30 am

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
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Children will discover how easy it is to turn everyday trash into wonderful soil amendment for the garden.  Pre-registration is required...

Wednesday, July 19, 9:30 am—11:30 am

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
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Children will go on a bug hunt to discover the different insects that visit a vegetable garden. They'll identify which ones are helpful and which ones are harmful.  Pre-registration is..

Wednesday, July 26, 9:30 am—11:30 am

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
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Ever wonder if you can grow vegetables in Outer Space?  Come discover the veggies astronauts are growing in space and the methods they use!  Pre-registration is required...

Wednesday, August 2, 9:30 am—11:30 am

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
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A Square Foot Garden is not only productive, it's visually pleasing.  Create a colorful feast for your eyes and taste buds.  Pre-registration is required...

Wednesday, August 16, 9:30 am—11:30 am

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
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Sharpen your observation skills by going on an insect safari.  Let's uncover the secret lives of the many garden residents.  Pre-registration is required...

Wednesday, August 23, 9:30 am—11:30 am

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
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Let's celebrate the end of the Summer Square Foot Garden season with a harvest and cooking.  Create Garden Pizzas, Pesto, and Garden Spaghetti!  Pre-registration is required...

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

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
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(for families with children ages 5 and up) Did you know that raccoons wash their food or that owls have "special" ears?  Come hear about these interesting tidbits and much..

Friday, August 18 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) Did you know that raccoons wash their food or that owls have "special" ears?  Come hear about these interesting tidbits and much..

Friday, September 15 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) Did you know that raccoons wash their food or that owls have "special" ears?  Come hear about these interesting tidbits and much..

Friday, October 27 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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