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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.

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Classes

(for children ages 5 to 10) Pesto is a tasty sauce made with basil leaves and it's oh so good on pasta. Hmmm, what would happen if we harvested a..

Wednesday, July 15, 9:30 am—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 children ages 5 to 10) Our garden is bursting with amazing colors and amazing flavors. Discover what unusual colored vegetables and fruits are growing among the leaves, and even..

Wednesday, July 22, 9:30 am—11:30 am

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(for children ages 5 to 10) It's incredible the variety of mini beasts and not so mini creatures you encounter in a garden. Get ready to become a garden detective..

Wednesday, August 12, 9:30 am—11:30 am

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Have you ever seen a snake bean which grows 5 feet tall? Or tasted a purple or yellow bean? Do they taste the same?..

Wednesday, August 19, 9:30 am—11:30 am

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) We will be learning about the folklore behind these animals along with some other interesting bat tidbits. Each Nocturnal Neighbors will focus..

Friday, August 21 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Roll up your sleeves it's harvest time! Let's celebrate summer's bounty and head to the historic Wisner House kitchen to prepare a feast to..

Wednesday, August 26, 9:30 am—11:30 am

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) This month we will learn about a feline friend that can be found not too far from here. Each Nocturnal Neighbors will..

Friday, September 11 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) These canines could live in your own backyard; but how much do you really know about them? Join us for our last..

Friday, October 23 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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