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 families with children ages 5 and up) This month's Nocturnal Neighbors will focus on a group of animals that many of us do not realize are very active at..

Friday, April 28 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Ever been told not to play with your food? In this fun and interactive workshop, it's okay to play with, and then eat what you create. The Square Foot Garden way!..

Saturday, April 29, 9:30 am—11:00 am

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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. Discover some of the incredible plants and animals that..

Wednesdays, April 19 to May 17 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 start early in this engaging weekly class. Discover some of the incredible plants and animals that..

Wednesdays, April 19 to May 17 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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Prepare your young adult to handle these stressful years.THIS is the class you wish you had. Gift it to your girl. Your girl will learn how to... Trust her ability..

Thursday, May 11 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) The Arboretum has been home to many animals including the red fox. Why does the fox considerate it prime real estate? Each..

Friday, May 19 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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There is a whole world of creeping, crawling, slithering creatures just beneath our feet. Let's discover this hidden world together. The Square Foot Garden way! Pre-registration is required...

Saturday, May 13, 9:30 am—11:00 am

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For this special day mothers and daughters come together to learn more about and create a daily wellness practice that works for them individually and as a team.You and your..

Saturday, May 13 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Member Price: $55.00
Non-Member Price: $75.00
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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. Discover some of the incredible plants and animals that..

Wednesdays, April 19 to May 17 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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In the kitchen a multitude of wonderful tastes, textures, aromas and nutritious food abound. We will prepare delicious snacks inspired by what's growing in the garden. The Square Foot Garden way!..

Saturday, May 20, 9:30 am—11:00 am

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It's harvest time! Grab your garden baskets and let's uncover what's growing.The Square Foot Garden way! Pre-registration is required...

Saturday, June 3, 9:30 am—11:00 am

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) There are a few animals that are feared by many people; tonight we will be talking about one of them! Join us..

Friday, June 16 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Learn how easy it is to grow your own organic summer veggies the Square Foot Garden way! Pre-registration is required...

Saturday, June 21, 9:30 am—11:00 am

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