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 ages 6-10) Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for our fall semester of environmental science classes. Learn through experience as we take in the beauty of nature while exploring the..

Tuesday, September 28, 10:00 am—11:30 am

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Tuesday, September 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world will get a great start in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, read stories, and..

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

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Let's travel the world from the comfort of the Wisner House kitchen to inspire our taste buds with flavorful treats from around the globe...

Wednesday, September 29, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Thursday, September 30 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(for children ages 5-10) Most of the sounds we hear in nature are made by animals which are all around us, yet often invisible to our eyes. Sounds from the..

Saturday, October 2 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

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(For ages 6-10) Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for our fall semester of environmental science classes. Learn through experience as we take in the beauty of nature while exploring the..

Tuesday, October 5, 10:00 am—11:30 am

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Tuesday, October 5 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world will get a great start in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, read stories, and..

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

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Thursday, October 7 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(For ages 6-10) Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for our fall semester of environmental science classes. Learn through experience as we take in the beauty of nature while exploring the..

Tuesday, October 12, 10:00 am—11:30 am

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Tuesday, October 12 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world will get a great start in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, read stories, and..

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

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Thursday, October 14 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(For ages 6-10) Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for our fall semester of environmental science classes. Learn through experience as we take in the beauty of nature while exploring the..

Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 am—11:30 am

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Tuesday, October 19 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world will get a great start in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, read stories, and..

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

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Thursday, October 21 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(for children ages 5-10) Put on your coats and join me in the garden to see what's growing in our small pumpkin patch. We'll decorate a pumpkin to take home..

Saturday, October 23 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

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(For ages 6-10) Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for our fall semester of environmental science classes. Learn through experience as we take in the beauty of nature while exploring the..

Tuesday, October 26, 10:00 am—11:30 am

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Tuesday, October 26 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world will get a great start in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, read stories, and..

Wednesday, October 27 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(For children ages 5 to 10) You'll scream with delight as you create cute and creepy treats to eat and share. Masks are mandatory and registration is required. Membership must..

Wednesday, October 27, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Thursday, October 28 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(For ages 6-10) Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for our fall semester of environmental science classes. Learn through experience as we take in the beauty of nature while exploring the..

Tuesday, November 2, 10:00 am—11:30 am

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Tuesday, November 2 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world will get a great start in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, read stories, and..

Wednesday, November 3 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Thursday, November 4 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) Join us for a night of fun around the campfire with stories, games, interesting nighttime facts, and maybe even a song or..

Friday, November 5 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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(for children ages 5-10) Some of the vegetables growing in our fall garden are hidden from view below the surface of the soil. How does a gardener know when to..

Saturday, November 6 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Tuesday, November 9 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world will get a great start in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, read stories, and..

Wednesday, November 10 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Core, chop, dice and slice. These are some of the kitchen skills you'll practice, and cooking terms you'll learn in this hands on Kids..

Wednesday, November 10, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Thursday, November 11 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Hey kids, put on your aprons and roll up your sleeves! We're making and decorating holiday cookies! Masks are mandatory and registration is required...

Wednesday, December 8, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Hey kids, put on your aprons and roll up your sleeves! We're making and decorating holiday cookies! Masks are mandatory and registration is required...

Thursday, December 9, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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Special Events

Games, crafts, music, and of course goats...these are just a few of the activities that are part of our eagerly anticipated Celebrate Fall Festival! With Halloween right around the corner,..

Sunday, October 17 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

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Games, crafts, music, and of course goats...these are just a few of the activities that are part of our eagerly anticipated Celebrate Fall Festival! With Halloween right around the corner,..

Sunday, October 17 (11:00 AM Entry)

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Games, crafts, music, and of course goats...these are just a few of the activities that are part of our eagerly anticipated Celebrate Fall Festival! With Halloween right around the corner,..

Sunday, October 17 (11:30 AM Entry)

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Games, crafts, music, and of course goats...these are just a few of the activities that are part of our eagerly anticipated Celebrate Fall Festival! With Halloween right around the corner,..

Sunday, October 17 (12:00 PM Entry)

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Games, crafts, music, and of course goats...these are just a few of the activities that are part of our eagerly anticipated Celebrate Fall Festival! With Halloween right around the corner,..

Sunday, October 17 (12:30 PM Entry)

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Games, crafts, music, and of course goats...these are just a few of the activities that are part of our eagerly anticipated Celebrate Fall Festival! With Halloween right around the corner,..

Sunday, October 17 (1:00 PM Entry)

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Games, crafts, music, and of course goats...these are just a few of the activities that are part of our eagerly anticipated Celebrate Fall Festival! With Halloween right around the corner,..

Sunday, October 17 (1:30 PM Entry)

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