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 5-10) While we might not agree on whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable, we can agree that tomatoes are terrific, whether you like ketchup, pasta..

Wednesday, June 23 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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(for ages 5-10) Listen to the sounds of bees buzzing as they pollinate the flowers. Admire the rainbow of colors of the garden blooms. Through the telling of magical stories..

Wednesday, July 7 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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(for ages 5-10) A garden is a place to learn as you grow, watch and experience, observe and discover. So, let's go on a garden adventure to uncover the creatures..

Wednesday, July 14 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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(for children ages 5-10) The Hunt is on! Discover what surprising things are climbing across the garden and growing along the ground! A fun-filled gardening program complete with games and..

Wednesday, July 21 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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(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

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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, July 23 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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(for children ages 5-10) Get ready to explore the garden in search of interesting creatures that slither, crawl, chomp and chew. Discover fascinating facts about these creatures including whether they..

Wednesday, August 4 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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(for children ages 5-10) Plant some art in the garden. Each child will create a one-of-a-kind garden mosaic work of art to take home to install, surprise and delight their..

Wednesday, August 18 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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(for children ages 5-10) Roll up your sleeves – it's harvest time in the Square Foot Garden! Let's celebrate summer's bounty and head to the Wisner House kitchen to prepare..

Wednesday, August 25 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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