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

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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Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

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

Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: $10.00
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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, September 15 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Non-Member Price: $10.00
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Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

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

Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: $10.00
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Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

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

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Non-Member Price: $10.00
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Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

Wednesday, October 4 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: $10.00
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Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

Wednesday, October 11 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: $10.00
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Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

Wednesday, October 18 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: $10.00
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Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

Wednesday, October 25 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: $10.00
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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, October 27 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: $10.00
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Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

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

Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: $10.00
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Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

Wednesday, November 8 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: $10.00
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Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

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

Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: $10.00
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