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 children ages 5-10) If you like building things and finding out how things grow, this interactive, hands-on garden DIY program is for you. You’ll learn how to start plants..
Saturday, May 21 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am
(All ages. 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult, children ages 6-12 years must share a tandem kayak with an adult) Bordering the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge..
Sunday, June 5 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Sahara Moon will serenade you in the garden this summer with her silvery song and indie flair. The singer-songwriter, inspired by artists Norah Jones and Brandi Carlile, incorporates a mix..
Wednesday, August 10 at 7:00 pm.