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

(for children ages 5 to 10) If you like digging in the soil to see what’s growing above and below the ground, and finding out which creatures visit a garden,..

Wednesday, August 17, 9:30 am—11:30 am

Member Price: $15.00
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(For children ages 5 to 10) It’s no secret that tea time is a wonderful experience to be shared with friends. Adults have been partaking of this special ritual for..

Thursday, August 18, 4:00 pm—5:30 pm

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(for children ages 5-10) Get ready for the harvest! We’ll dig in the soil to gather all the ripe fruits and vegetables from the garden. Then off we go to..

Wednesday, August 24 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

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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!! If the sky..

Friday, September 9 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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(For ages 6-10) Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for our fall semester of environmental science classes, which take place every other week in the fall. Learn through experience as we..

Tuesday, September 13, 10:00 am—11:30 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 this engaging weekly class. Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, September 14 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, September 15 from 4:00 pm to 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, September 21 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, September 22 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(For ages 6-10) Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for our fall semester of environmental science classes, which take place every other week in the fall. Learn through experience as we..

Tuesday, September 27, 10:00 am—11:30 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 this engaging weekly class. Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, September 28 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, September 29 from 4:00 pm to 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, October 5 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, October 6 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(For ages 6-10) Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for our fall semester of environmental science classes, which take place every other week in the fall. Learn through experience as we..

Tuesday, October 11, 10:00 am—11:30 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 this engaging weekly class. Take nature hikes, read stories, and..

Wednesday, October 12 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, October 13 from 4:00 pm to 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, October 19 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, October 20 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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(For ages 6-10) Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for our fall semester of environmental science classes, which take place every other week in the fall. Learn through experience as we..

Tuesday, October 25, 10:00 am—11:30 am

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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, October 27 from 4:00 pm to 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, November 3 from 4:00 pm to 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!! If the sky..

Friday, November 4 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Special Events

(for all ages) You're Invited! Thank you RRA members for making Sounds of a Summer Night, our summer concert series, possible! Your membership helps sustain wonderful programs like this one. ..

Wednesday, August 24 from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

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Sahara Moon will serenade you in the garden this summer with her silvery song and indie flair.  The singer-songwriter, inspired by artists Norah Jones and Brandi Carlile, incorporates a mix..

Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00 pm.

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Non-Member Price: $15.00
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MEMBERS ONLY!  Autumn is a beautiful time of year to camp out, so why not join us for our members only campout on Friday, September 23?  Pitch your tent, grab..

Friday, September 23 at 6:00 pm to Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 am

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Games, crafts, music, and of course goats...these are just a few of the activities that are part of our eagerly anticipated Celebrate Fall Festival! With Halloween right around the corner,..

Sunday, October 16 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

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Games, crafts, music, and of course goats...these are just a few of the activities that are part of our eagerly anticipated Celebrate Fall Festival! With Halloween right around the corner,..

Sunday, October 16 (11:00 AM Entry)

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Games, crafts, music, and of course goats...these are just a few of the activities that are part of our eagerly anticipated Celebrate Fall Festival! With Halloween right around the corner,..

Sunday, October 16 (12:00 PM Entry)

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Games, crafts, music, and of course goats...these are just a few of the activities that are part of our eagerly anticipated Celebrate Fall Festival! With Halloween right around the corner,..

Sunday, October 16 (1:00 PM Entry)

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