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 Weekends 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) Expressing love to those around us is easy when we create beautiful treats to share on Valentine's Day.  Join me in the kitchen to..

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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(for families with children ages 5 and up) February marks the beginning of maple sugaring season. Join us as we tap the Arboretum's maple trees in preparation for this season's..

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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(For children ages 5 to 10) Expressing love to those around us is easy when we create beautiful treats to share on Valentine's Day.  Join me in the kitchen to..

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30 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 these engaging weekly classes.  Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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(for children ages 5-8) After a long school day, your child will enjoy exploring nature with our Environmental Educators in this engaging drop-off program.  There’s a different fascinating focus each..

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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(ages 5 to 10) Enjoy stories and activities based on the Celebration of Mardi Gras. Learn about the culture and history of the holiday, and make fun crafts! Registration is..

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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(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, February 25, 2023, 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Member Price: $15.00
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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world will get a great start in these engaging weekly classes.  Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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(for children ages 5-8) After a long school day, your child will enjoy exploring nature with our Environmental Educators in this engaging drop-off program.  There’s a different fascinating focus each..

Thursday, March 2, 2023, 4:00 pm - 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 these engaging weekly classes.  Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 1:00 pm - 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 these engaging weekly classes.  Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, March 29 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(ages 5-8 year old) After a long school day, your child will enjoy exploring nature with our Environmental Educators in this engaging drop-off program. There’s a different fascinating focus each..

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Reeves-Reed is an inspiring jumping off point for creating dance and celebrating nature. Join us for this taste of our week-long camp, with energetic..

Monday, April 3, 9:00 am—12:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Though rainforests are far away, we are connected to these areas of remarkable diversity in so many ways! Join us for stories, crafts, games,..

Wednesday, April 5, 9:00 am—12:00 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 these engaging weekly classes.  Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, April 5 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(ages 5-8 year old) After a long school day, your child will enjoy exploring nature with our Environmental Educators in this engaging drop-off program. There’s a different fascinating focus each..

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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(for children ages 5 to 10) Today is April’s Full Pink Moon! Learn all about Earth’s closest and most dependable neighbor in Thursday’s out-of-this-world Mini Camp. Through crafts, books, and..

Thursday, April 6, 9:00 am—12:00 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 these engaging weekly classes.  Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, April 12 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(ages 5-8 year old) After a long school day, your child will enjoy exploring nature with our Environmental Educators in this engaging drop-off program. There’s a different fascinating focus each..

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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(for ages 5-10) Springtime festivals around the world share common themes of new life and growth.  Join us to celebrate Norooz, or Persian New Year, a joyful and vibrant holiday..

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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(for children ages 5-8) After a long school day, your child will enjoy exploring nature with our Environmental Educators in this engaging drop-off program.  There’s a different fascinating focus each..

Thursday, March 16, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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(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, March 25 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world will get a great start in these engaging weekly classes.  Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, April 19 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(ages 5-8 year old) After a long school day, your child will enjoy exploring nature with our Environmental Educators in this engaging drop-off program. There’s a different fascinating focus each..

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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For families with children ages 5 and up. Join us for a night of fun around the campfire with stories, songs, games, interesting nighttime facts, and [s’]MORE!! Member registration begins..

Friday, April 21, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:00 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 these engaging weekly classes.  Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, April 26 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(ages 5-8 year old) After a long school day, your child will enjoy exploring nature with our Environmental Educators in this engaging drop-off program. There’s a different fascinating focus each..

Thursday, April 27, 2023, 4:00 pm - 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 these engaging weekly classes.  Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

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

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(ages 5-8 year old) After a long school day, your child will enjoy exploring nature with our Environmental Educators in this engaging drop-off program. There’s a different fascinating focus each..

Thursday, May 4, 2023, 4:00 pm - 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 these engaging weekly classes.  Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, May 10 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(ages 5-8 year old) After a long school day, your child will enjoy exploring nature with our Environmental Educators in this engaging drop-off program. There’s a different fascinating focus each..

Thursday, May 11, 2023, 4:00 pm - 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 these engaging weekly classes.  Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, May 17 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(ages 5-8 year old) After a long school day, your child will enjoy exploring nature with our Environmental Educators in this engaging drop-off program. There’s a different fascinating focus each..

Thursday, May 18, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Special Events

Enjoy a brisk winter afternoon learning how maple syrup is made.  The whole family will enjoy spending the day outdoors, hiking on our trails, and partaking in our Maple Sugaring..

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Enjoy a brisk winter afternoon learning how maple syrup is made.  The whole family will enjoy spending the day outdoors, hiking on our trails, and partaking in our Maple Sugaring..

Sunday, March 5 (1:00 PM to 2:30 PM)

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Enjoy a brisk winter afternoon learning how maple syrup is made.  The whole family will enjoy spending the day outdoors, hiking on our trails, and partaking in our Maple Sugaring..

Sunday, March 5 (2:30 PM to 4:00 PM)

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SAVE THE DATE! Daffodil Day is a decades-old tradition in Summit, when visitors to the Arboretum have an opportunity to enjoy one of the largest daffodil collections in New Jersey..

Sunday, April 16 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

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