PeaPods for Preschoolers
Family & Intergenerational Programs (Youth + Adult)

AGE 3-5 WITH AN ADULT


  Pea Pods for Preschoolers "Spring into Summer" Celebration (975-04-24-18)
Tuesday, April 24, 9:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m

Eleta Donaldson Arboretum Early Childhood Educator and Programmer

Ages 3-5 together with an adult

Explore the natural world with your preschooler. Together you will discover trees blooming with bursting buds, a rainbow of flowers decorating the gardens, and singing chorus frogs ready to spring into summer! Enjoy this opportunity to experience a free, introductory session of PeaPods for Preschoolers with your young child. The "Spring into Summer" theme will include: planting, art, sensory and science discovery zones, action and music, story time, Green Play Yard adventures, greenhouse exploration and snack. Come play, learn and spring into summer!

The Spring into Summer celebration is intended as a free introductory program for first time participants to try the PeaPods for Preschoolers program before purchasing the full Summer 2018 series. The program is designed for 3-5 year olds together with an adult.

Limit 65 children + adult, Learning Center

register  $Free for first-time PeaPods participants (select this option from the drop-down box at checkout)/$12 returning participants, includes Arboretum admission for one child and one adult, snacks, project, and planting supplies

 
photo: Lumina Images/Shutterstock
Pea Pods for Preschoolers Summer Series 2018
Summer Thursdays 9:30 a.m-11:00 a.m., June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23 (975-06-14-18)
Summer Fridays 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., June 15, 22, 29 July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24 (975-06-15-18)

Eleta Donaldson, Arboretum Early Childhood Educator and Programmer

Ages 3-5 together with an adult

Kindle a sense of wonder in the natural world with your preschool child as you reawaken it in yourself! Pea Pods for Preschoolers provides the opportunity for you and your special little one to be enchanted by the plant world. Each of ten weekly themes helps spark your child's appreciation for nature's beauty through planting, art, sensory and science, discovery zones, action and music, story time, Green Play Yard adventures, greenhouse exploration and snack. Come play and learn about nature!

Pea Pods for Preschoolers registration is by seasonal series of 10 weekly classes for 3-5 year olds together with an adult. For late registrants, remaining class sessions may be available for purchase at a prorated price by calling 612-301-1210.

Pea Pod Pals Program: On vacation, sick, or just having a bad day? You have the option to bring a friend with you to the next Pea Pod class or send a friend on the day that you will be absent. Please contact the Learning Center office at 612-301-1210 to register your Pea Pod Pal and their adult.

Mr. McGregor's Garden June 14 or 15
Puddlicious June 21 or 22
Berries for Birds June 28 or 29
Teeny Tiny World July 12 or 13
Pea Pod Babies July 19 or 20
Inch by Inch July 26 or 27
Dance Like Plants August 2 or 3
Cattails and Dragonflies August 9 or 10
Soggy, Boggy, Froggy August 16 or 17
Friends in the Garden Party August 23 or 24

Limit 65 children + adult, Learning Center.

register 

Summer Thursdays 9:30 a.m-11:00 a.m., June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23 (975-06-14-18)
$120.00 member/$140.00 non-member
, includes Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies.

Summer Fridays 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., June 15, 22, 29 July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24 (975-06-15-18)
$120.00 member/$140.00 non-member, includes Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies.

 

 


 

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.

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

Cancellation Policy
For the following Summer Kids Programs:
Registration fees include a $25 non-refundable deposit
 • Ages 5-7 Day Camps • Ages 7-11 Day Camps (excluding Friday Favorites) • Ages 5-13 Weekly Children's Garden
REFUNDS
Refunds less a $25 non-refundable deposit will be given for those cancelling 30 days or more before the start of camp. No refunds nor exchanges will be given to those who withdraw less than 30 days prior to start date.
EXCHANGES
Exchanges are permitted 30 days or more before the start of camp with no penalty. No refunds nor exchanges will be given to those who withdraw less than 30 days prior to start date

For the following Summer Kids Programs:
• Ages 7-11 Day Camps *Friday Favorites* • PeaPods for Preschoolers • Intergeneration TogetherTime

REFUNDS
Refunds less a $5 processing fee will be given for those cancelling two weeks or more prior to class date. No refunds nor exchanges will be given to those who withdraw less than 2 weeks prior to start date.
EXCHANGES
Exchanges are permitted 2 weeks or more before the start of the program with no penalty. No refunds nor exchanges will be given to those who withdraw less than 2 weeks prior to start date


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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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