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) The holidays are the perfect time to create special treats both to eat and to share. In the Historic Wisner House kitchen we'll whip..

Tuesday, December 11, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
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(For children ages 6 to 9) Turn your trash to treasure at this unique holiday workshop! Children will create one-of a kind gifts and decorations using recycled materials. This is..

Thursday, December 13, 4:00 pm—6:00 pm

Member Price: $20.00
Non-Member Price: $30.00
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(For children ages 5 to 10) The holidays are the perfect time to create special treats both to eat and to share. In the Historic Wisner House kitchen we'll whip..

Wednesday, December 19, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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Non-Member Price: $25.00
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(For families with children ages 4 and up) Celebrate the shortest day of the year with stories, a craft, a campfire and cocoa as we reflect on the ancient traditions..

Friday, December 21, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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(for children ages 3-5 with an adult) Explore the world of endangered species with us at the Arboretum. In this program we will get to know this gentle creature also..

Wednesday, January 9, 1:00 pm—2:00 pm

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Non-Member Price: $15.00
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(for families with children ages 4 and up) Equipped with a map and compass, families will head out into the gardens and woodlands in search of hidden clues. Once completed,..

Wednesday, January 12 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

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(for children ages 3-5 with an adult) Explore the world of endangered species with us at the Arboretum. Did you know that the toucan can have a bill that is..

Wednesday, January 23, 1:00 pm—2:00 pm

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Non-Member Price: $15.00
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(for children ages 5 and up with an adult) February marks the beginning of maple sugaring season. Join us as tap the Arboretum's maple trees in preparation for this season's..

Saturday, January 26, 2:00 pm—3:30 pm

Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
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