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 will get a great start in this engaging weekly class. Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

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

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(For children ages 5 to 10) On a chilly day, it's normal to crave foods which will warm us up and make us feel good from the inside out. Comfort..

Wednesday, January 26, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

Member Price: $25.00
Non-Member Price: $35.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(For children ages 5 to 10) On a chilly day, it's normal to crave foods which will warm us up and make us feel good from the inside out. Comfort..

Thursday, January 27, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

Member Price: $25.00
Non-Member Price: $35.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Thursday, January 27 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(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..

Saturday, January 29, 10:00 am—11:30 am

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(ages 5-10) Come celebrate the Chinese New Year as we create crafts and enjoy stories commemorating the Year of the Tiger! Masks are mandatory and registration is required. ..

Tuesday, February 1, 4:00 pm—5:00 pm

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(For ages 6-10) Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for our winter semester of environmental science classes. Learn through experience as we take in the beauty of nature while exploring the..

Tuesday, February 8, 10:00 am—11:00 am

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(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 9 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(For children ages 5 to 10) Valentine's Day is a special time to create beautiful treats to share with the ones we love. Do you love cake pops? Join us..

Wednesday, February 9, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

Member Price: $25.00
Non-Member Price: $35.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(For children ages 5 to 10) Valentine's Day is a special time to create beautiful treats to share with the ones we love. Do you love cake pops? Join us..

Thursday, February 10, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

Member Price: $25.00
Non-Member Price: $35.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Thursday, February 10 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(for adults and children) Attracting birds is a great way to bring nature up close and into your backyard. As it is easy to attract up to 32 different species..

Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 pm

Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: $10.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(For ages 6-10) Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for our winter semester of environmental science classes. Learn through experience as we take in the beauty of nature while exploring the..

Tuesday, February 22, 10:00 am—11:00 am

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(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 23 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Thursday, February 24 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(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 26 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(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! Masks are..

Tuesday, March 1 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(For ages 6-10) Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for our winter semester of environmental science classes. Learn through experience as we take in the beauty of nature while exploring the..

Tuesday, March 8, 10:00 am—11:00 am

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(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 9 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(ages 5 to 8) As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children..

Thursday, March 10 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

(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 26 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00
Get More Information » Register Now »

Special Events