RESTRICTED HOURS: Arboretum grounds will be open to the public 7 days a week from 1PM to 7PM; however all buildings are closed. Please click 'VISIT' in our menu to read more about RRA's response to COVID-19.
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.
(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
(for children ages 5 to 10) Our garden is bursting with amazing colors and amazing flavors. Discover what unusual colored vegetables and fruits are growing among the leaves, and even..
Wednesday, July 22, 9:30 am—11:30 am
(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