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Summer Field Trips &
One-Hour Enrichment Programs

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Summer 2018

FOR GROUPS
Suggested ages 6 - 10

Come with your class or a group of friends to get extra hands-on scien-terrific fun during an Arboretum visit.

Stay tuned!
New 2018 classes will be listed below
 
 

AGE 5 - ADULT
Paper, Art, and Plants: One-Hour Enrichment Experience

For groups of 12 or more students

CHOOSE A DATE/TIME
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
June 25, 2018 - August 17, 2018
          9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
          11:00 a.m. - noon
          1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Plants bring us the raw materials and a garden of inspiration for creating art as we make paper from plants and discover how to fold paper into garden-themed origami! Learn to make beautiful artistic paper from scratch by adding your own custom mix of colorful petals. Then fold your own origami creations together with fun instructors who provide guidance, origami paper, and easy-to-follow directions. After your field trip, extend your visit by exploring Origami in the Gardens, the Arboretum's larger-than-life summer exhibit installation.
Limit 75 students, Sensory Garden

$6.00/studentincludes registration for one child, accompanying chaperones (1 adult per 10 students), and all supplies

REGISTER
STEP 1  Login or Create a Profile
Returning Users login on left side of page
New Users create profile on right side of page

STEP 2 Browse availability calendar
Browse at-a-glance available dates that work for your group!

STEP 3 Register online
Your profile from STEP 1 should automatically populate.

QUESTIONS?
Call 612-301-1210

 

AGE 6 - 10
Amazing Bees! One-Hour Summer Field Trip 

For groups of 12 or more students

CHOOSE A DATE/TIME
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
June 14, 2018 - July 19, 2018
          9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
          11:00 a.m. - noon
          1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Come to the Arboretum for the sweetest summer experience ever held at the new Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center! Explore the world of the honey bees, bumble bees, leaf-cutter bees, sweat bees, mason bees, and more, and find out how they achieve their status as champion pollen movers. Without their work, our grocery stores and gardens would look sadly different. Search for bee diversity in the Bee Center's garden for pollinators, explore the pollinator exhibits, and get a taste of the honey bees' sweet treasure from the hive.
Limit 75, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

$6.00/student, includes registration for one child, accompanying chaperones (1 adult per 10 students), honey tasting and all supplies

REGISTER
STEP 1  Login or Create a Profile
Returning Users login on left side of page
New Users create profile on right side of page

STEP 2 Browse availability calendar
Browse at-a-glance available dates that work for your group!

STEP 3 Register online
Your profile from STEP 1 should automatically populate.

QUESTIONS?
Call 612-301-1210

 

AGE 6 - 10
Fantastic Butterflies: One-Hour Summer Field Trip

For groups of 12 or more students

CHOOSE A DATE/TIME
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
July 24, 2018 - August 16, 2018
          9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
          11:00 a.m. - noon
          1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Butterflies are pollinators too! Join us at the Arboretum's Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center this summer for a glimpse into their fascinating lives. Explore the gardens to look for caterpillars, butterflies, and signs of these visitors. Make up-close observations to discover some of the surprising ways that butterflies sense the world and defend themselves from predators. Craft a folded paper butterfly to take home using the special summer 2018 "Origami in the Garden" butterfly metamorphosis sculpture as inspiration.
Limit 75, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

$6.00/student, includes registration for one child, accompanying chaperones (1 adult per 10 students), and all supplies

REGISTER
STEP 1  Login or Create a Profile
Returning Users login on left side of page
New Users create profile on right side of page

STEP 2 Browse availability calendar
Browse at-a-glance available dates that work for your group!

STEP 3 Register online
Your profile from STEP 1 should automatically populate.

QUESTIONS?
Call 612-301-1210


 

 


 

To Register for Class
To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone.

Summer Program FAQs
Review the helpful FAQ page!

Questions?
Call 612-301-1210
or email:
 ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy
Programs are held rain or shine. In extreme weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel programs for your safety. You will not be charged a cancellation fee under these circumstances. No refunds if you cancel less than 30 days in advance.

 


Browse Quick Links

FREE & LOW COST
           PlantMaker Studio
         Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

YOUTH & FAMILIES
Youth+Adult Programs
          Ages 3-5 with adult
          Ages 7-12 with adult
Summer Youth Programs
          Ages 5-13 Weekly Children's Garden
          Ages 5-7 Day Camps
          Ages 7-11 Day Camps
          Ages 7-11 Day Camps *Fridays*
          Ages 5-10 Groups: Summer Field Trips
          Ages 12-15 Counselor-In-Training Program     

ADULTS
Gardening & Horticulture Classes
          Gardening - General
          Edible Garden Year
          Landscaping & Design
          Science of Plant Propagation
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting         
          Pruning Essentials
          Floral Design
Pollinators
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting
          Beekeeping
          Pollinator Summit 2017
Fine Art & Crafts Classes
          Drawing
          Painting
          Sculpting & Sculpture
          Crafts
          Jewelry & Wearable Art
          Mixed Media
          Fiber Arts & Embroidery
          Floral Design
          Open Art Studio
Photography Classes
          Photography
          Digital Editing & Organization
Food & Wine Classes
          Dine with a Chef
          Saturday Cooking in the Kitchen
          Wine: Making, Tasting & Appreciation
Healthy Living through Nature
          Healthy Living
Nature Appreciation
          Naturalist-Guided Walks
          Shinrin-yoku
Nature-Based Therapeutics
          NBT Classes, Programs, Events
Book Club
          Book Club

 


 

Member Perk!
Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.

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