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Summer Field Trips &
1-Hour Enrichment Programs

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

 Venus fly trap eating a fly, photo Rik Hartley/Flikr
photo: Rik Hartley/Flikr

AGE 6 - 12
Plants vs Bugs: Friends or Food?
1-Hour Summer Field Trip for Groups

For groups of 12 or more students

CHOOSE A DATE/TIME
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and/or Fridays
June 24, 2019 - August 16, 2019
          9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
          11:00 a.m. - noon
          1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Friends or food? That is the question... Delve into the fascinating relationships of plants and bugs this summer at the Arboretum.
  • Find out how plants protect themselves from becoming a bug's lunch and entice bugs to help them out
  • Discover how some plants even capture bugs for their own lunch
  • Look up-close at the Venus flytrap and other insect trapping plants to see their tricks
  • Take home your own self-defending plant and learn about its unique survival skills

Limit 75 students, Sensory Garden

$6/studentincludes registration for one child, accompanying chaperones (1 adult per 10 students), and all supplies

Financial Assistance
YES! Arboretum Scholarships may be used for qualifying schools.
Check out the scholarships web page for details on
       • Field Trip Scholarship
       • Partial Field Trip Scholarship

REGISTER
STEP 1  Login or Create a Profile
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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!
Place your selection into your online shopping cart.

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

QUESTIONS?
Call 612-301-1210

 

 


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Arboretum Education Office Hours
          Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
          Sat - Sun, noon - 4 p.m.
Email Arboretum Education at
          arbedu@umn.edu
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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.


Cancellation Policy

Prior to registering, please review the cancellation policy


Waitlist

The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the orange "waitlist" button and complete the steps, or call 612-301-1210. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional class sessions may be added.


Program Quick Links

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Garden Fun Stops
          
1-Hour Tram Tour
          Guided Walking Tours 
          
StoryTime
          Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

YOUTH & FAMILIES
Youth+Adult Together Programs
       Ages 3-5 with adult
       Ages 5-12 with adult

Summer Youth Programs
       Ages 6-12 Groups/Summer Field Trips
       Ages 5-13 Weekly Children's Garden
       Ages 5-7 Day Camps
       Ages 7-11 Day Camps
       Ages 11-14 Day Camps
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ADULTS
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FEATURED Trending Horticulture Day 2019
      
Gardening - General
       Edible Gardening
       Landscape & Design
     
Floral & Botanical Crafts
      Special Access Experiences
Pollinators
       Pollinators - Misc
       Special Access Experiences
Fine Art & Crafts Classes

       
Painting & Drawing
       Botanical Art
       Mixed Media
       Floral & Botanical Crafts
       Jewelry & Wearable Art
       Fiber Arts
       Stone Balancing & Sculpture
       Willow Furniture
       Open Art Studio
Photography Classes
       Photography
       Special Access Experiences
Food & Wine Classes
       Dine with a Chef
       Saturday Cooking in the Kitchen
       Wine
Home, Health & Beauty

       Home, Health & Beauty

       Book Club
       Willow Furniture
Nature Appreciation
FEATURED Arboretum & Audobon Birding Day
       Birds
       Trees
       Signature Guided Walks
       Shinrin-yoku
Nature-Based Therapeutics
       
Shinrin-yoku


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