Due to the uncertain weather forecast for Sunday's Maple Sugaring Fest, please check this homepage of our website at 9:00AM Sunday to ascertain whether the event will be postponed until March 7.

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

(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class. Discover some of the incredible plants and animals that..

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

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(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to your long school day, we will provide a calm and peaceful place for your children. These unusual times have generated a multitude..

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

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(For ages 6-10) Homeschool Happenings allows your children to get out of the house to explore nature in a safe and fun environment. Each program focuses on a different environmental..

Tuesday, March 9, 10:00 am—11:00 am

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(For children ages 5 to 10) You may have attended one our Maple Sugar Festivals or participated in a maple tapping demonstration, to learn where maple syrup comes from. Now..

Wednesday, March 10, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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Want to learn how to build a garden box, grow a pumpkin, create a pollinator garden or make garden art? Join us for this interactive, hands on garden DIY program..

Saturday, March 20 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

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

Tuesday, March 23, 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, March 23 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, March 24 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 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, April 7 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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

Thursday, March 25, 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..

Thursday, March 25 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Want to help start a pumpkin patch, sow seeds of flowers and vegetables, as well as play games, do crafts, and hike along the..

Tuesday, March 30, 9:00 am—12:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) If you have ever played dress up or worn a costume, you may have looked like a firefighter or a princess. Animals using physical..

Wednesday, March 31, 9:00 am—12:00 pm

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(For children ages 5 to 10) Just in time to fill your Easter baskets, learn how to make Hot Chocolate Bombs to give as gifts to family and friends. They..

Wednesday, March 31, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Stealth and silence or strength and agility? Learn about the amazing adaptations some animals have that allow them to be top hunters or skilled..

Thursday, April 1, 9:00 am—12:00 pm

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

Tuesday, April 6, 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, April 6 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, April 14 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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

Thursday, April 8, 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..

Thursday, April 8 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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

Tuesday, April 13, 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, April 13 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, April 21 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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

Thursday, April 15, 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..

Thursday, April 15 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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

Tuesday, April 20, 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, April 21 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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

Thursday, April 22, 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..

Thursday, April 22 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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

Tuesday, April 27, 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, April 27 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, April 28 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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

Thursday, April 29, 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..

Thursday, April 29 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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

Tuesday, May 4, 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, May 4 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, May 5 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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

Thursday, May 6, 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..

Thursday, May 6 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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

Tuesday, May 11, 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, May 11 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, May 12 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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

Thursday, May 13, 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..

Thursday, May 13 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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

Tuesday, May 18, 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, May 18 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, May 19 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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

Thursday, May 20, 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..

Thursday, May 20 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(ages 6-10) Come celebrate the Chinese New Year as we create crafts and enjoy stories commemorating the Year of the Ox! Masks are mandatory and registration is required. ..

Thursday, February 11, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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