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. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

Wednesday, May 23 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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Non-Member Price: $10.00
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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. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

Wednesday, May 30 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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Non-Member Price: $10.00
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(for children ages 5 to 10) Practice your culinary skills – chopping, dicing, and mincing -- as you create savory eats! We'll tantalize our taste buds as we combine all..

Wednesday, May 30, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
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(for families with children ages 5 and up) Spring is the time when rabbits appear everywhere! Tonight we will think like rabbits and explore the gardens in search of these..

Friday, June 1 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) It's time to see what's been growing in our vegetable garden. Dig beneath the soil, clip the leafy greens and head into kitchen to..

Saturday, June 2, 9:30 am—11:00 am

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
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(ages 6 and up) Bordering Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge this section of the Passaic River boasts beautiful scenery and plenty of wildlife. You'll feel at one with nature as..

Sunday, June 3 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 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. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art..

Wednesday, June 6 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: $10.00
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(for families with children ages 5 and up) There are a few animals that are feared by most people; tonight we will be talking about one of them! Spiders often..

Friday, June 15 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) There's an entire world of animals hidden from our eyes. Let's uncover these amazing garden creatures as we explore this unseen world.  Registration is required...

Saturday, June 16, 9:30 am—11:00 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..

Sunday, July 26 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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(for ages 16 and up) Stand up paddle boarding is the new craze in watersports! What better way to enjoy an evening on the water. After a long work day,..

Friday, August 24 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Member Price: $40.00
Non-Member Price: $50.00
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