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.

Check the calendar for upcoming program listings. 

Classes

(for children ages 5 to 10) Hey kids, put on your aprons and roll up your sleeves! We're making and decorating holiday cookies! Registration is required. Membership must be current..

Wednesday, December 7, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

Member Price: $25.00
Non-Member Price: $35.00
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(for children ages 5 to 10) Hey kids, put on your aprons and roll up your sleeves! We're making and decorating holiday cookies! Registration is required. Membership must be current..

Thursday, December 8, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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Non-Member Price: $35.00
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(for children ages 5 to 10) The holiday season is the perfect time to create lasting memories. In the historic Wisner House, we’ll brew a special pot of tea, pair..

Friday, December 16, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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(for families with children ages 4 and up) Celebrate the shortest day of the year with stories and cocoa around the campfire as we reflect on the ancient traditions surrounding..

Wednesday, December 21 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Non-Member Price: $20.00
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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world will get a great start in this engaging weekly class. Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, February 1 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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(ages 5-10) Come celebrate the Lunar New Year as we create crafts and enjoy stories commemorating the Year of the Rabbit! Registration is required and masks are optional. Member registration..

Tuesday, January 24, 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, February 2 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 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..

Friday, February 3, 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 this engaging weekly class. Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, February 15 from 1:00 pm to 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 from 4:00 pm to 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 from 10:00 am to 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 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world will get a great start in this engaging weekly class. Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

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

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Non-Member Price: $20.00
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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 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
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(ages 3 to 5 with adult) Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world will get a great start in this engaging weekly class. Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, March 15 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
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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 from 4:00 pm to 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

Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
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Special Events

(school age children and parents) Thank you to our Essential WorkersFamilies can stop by the Arboretum at the Stackhouse Education Center to pick up supplies to create Valentine cards that..

Monday, January 16 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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Join us for this outdoor winter festival celebrating Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the Winter Solstice!  The day’s activities will include arts and crafts, games, stories, musical entertainment, a story walk,..

Sunday, December 11 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

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Join us for this outdoor winter festival celebrating Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the Winter Solstice!  The day’s activities will include arts and crafts, games, stories, musical entertainment, a story walk,..

Sunday, December 11 (11:00 AM Entry)

Member Price: $7.00
Non-Member Price: $12.00
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Join us for this outdoor winter festival celebrating Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the Winter Solstice!  The day’s activities will include arts and crafts, games, stories, musical entertainment, a story walk,..

Sunday, December 11 (12:00 PM Entry)

Member Price: $7.00
Non-Member Price: $12.00
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Join us for this outdoor winter festival celebrating Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the Winter Solstice!  The day’s activities will include arts and crafts, games, stories, musical entertainment, a story walk,..

Sunday, December 11 (1:00 PM Entry)

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Non-Member Price: $12.00
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SAVE THE DATE! Enjoy a brisk winter afternoon learning the steps involved in turning tree sap into delicious maple syrup. The whole family will enjoy spending the day outdoors, hiking..

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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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