Together Time
Family & Intergenerational Programs (Youth + Adult)

AGE 7-12 WITH AN ADULT
Are you looking for a way to spend quality one-on-one time with a child in your life? Share a unique intergenerational learning experience at the Arboretum! Specially designed for adults together with children aged 7 to 12, these programs cover a range of topics and activities that will be a fun learning experience for everyone. Price is per project: each adult can bring 1 or 2 children.

 

Let's Harvest Together! Intergenerational TogetherTime

207-10-13-18
Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
OR
Saturday, October 13, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Zan Tomko, Arboretum Education Staff

Suggested age: 5-12 with an adult
Autumn color arrives at the arboretum along with over 200 varieties of colorful pumpkins, squash, and gourds. Together you and your child will discover fun ways to use squash and pumpkins. First spend time in the kitchen baking up nourishing squash muffins and flavorful pumpkin seeds. While the snacks bake,  Zan will show you how to decorate a whimsical pumpkinhead with eyes, ears, and mouth made from garden fresh veggies, flowers, and fruit. You and your child will leave with pumpkinheads to display at home, flavorful roasted pumpkin seeds, and squash muffins to enjoy together.

Limit 12 adult+child pairs/trios  Marion Andrus Learning Center

Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
$50 member/$65 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
NOTE: Price is per project: One or two child(ren) + one adult per registration. Additional children beyond two should have their own accompanying adult and registration.


Saturday, October 13, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
$50 member/$65 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
NOTE: Price is per project: One or two child(ren) + one adult per registration. Additional children beyond two should have their own accompanying adult and registration.


 

Let's Bake Holiday Treats Together! Intergenerational TogetherTime

207-12-08-18
Saturday, December 8, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
OR
Saturday, December 8, 1 p.m. -3 p.m.

Zan Tomko, Arboretum Education Staff

Suggested age: 5-12 with an adult
Sugar, spice and everything nice... come from plants! Join Zan to learn more about the amazing plants that give us our favorite winter holiday cookie flavors. You and your child will roll out, decorate, and bake spiced cookies together, and make an aromatic pomander ball from citrus and cloves. Then discover spice plants (and herbs!) up close and personal through exploration in the greenhouse and with microscopes. Finally, you will plant a ginger rhizome to take home and grow. You and your child will leave with cookies to share at home, a pomander ball, a ginger plant, and a greater appreciation for the plants that give us our favorite winter cookies.

Limit 12 adult+child pairs/trios  Marion Andrus Learning Center

Saturday, December 8, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
$50 member/$65 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
NOTE: Price is per project: One or two child(ren) + one adult per registration. Additional children beyond two should have their own accompanying adult and registration.

 


Saturday, December 8, 1 p.m. -3 p.m.
$50 member/$65 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
NOTE: Price is per project: One or two child(ren) + one adult per registration. Additional children beyond two should have their own accompanying adult and registration.


 

Let's Plant Terrariums Together! Intergenerational TogetherTime

207-01-12-19
Saturday, January 12, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Zan Tomko, Arboretum Education Staff

Suggested age: 5-12 with an adult
Beat the winter blues with a fun tropical play date with your child. Terrariums are enclosed glass containers that provide just the right ecosystem for humidity-loving tropical plants, and just the right miniature landscape for imaginations! Zan will guide you through designing, landscaping and planting a terrarium with tiny tropical plants. While you plant, you will also learn about the important role rainforests and tropical areas play on our planet. Finish up with an exploration of the big tropical plants in the greenhouse. You'll leave with a terrarium each, and a fascination with these exotic plants.

Limit 12 adult+child pairs/trios  Marion Andrus Learning Center

$50 member/$65 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
NOTE: Price is per project: One or two child(ren) + one adult per registration. Additional children beyond two should have their own accompanying adult and registration.


 

 


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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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