TogetherTime
Family & Intergenerational Programs (Youth + Adult)

Intergenerational TogetherTime

Age 5 - 12, together 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 an adult together with children, these programs cover a range of topics and activities that will be a fun learning experience for everyone.  

Register as a family team

Each child creates his/her own project while adults assist.

Limit
1 adult per child or 2 children.
Additional adults or more than 2 children should register separately.


 

Let's Stick Together!
Intergenerational TogetherTime

207-06-22-19
Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Suggested age: 5 - 12, together with an adult
Let nature provide the inspiration, then put your imagination to work in a fun-filled session using sticks, cones, acorn caps and other findings from the woods.
  • Create a picture with the unique forms you find in nature's bits and pieces
  • Let the instructor photograph your family team; then mount your photo and create a rustic frame for it
  • Build your own stick mini-easel to display one of your projects
  • Choose whether to make a wind wand, a stick game or another simple amusement inspired by nature at the "stick potpourri" station

Limit 10 family teams, Learning Center

Register as a family team

Each child creates his/her own project while adults assist.

Limit
1 adult per child or 2 children.
Additional adults or more than 2 children should register separately.

$50 member/$65 non-member for 1Adult + 1 Child, includes Arboretum admission and all materials for 1 take-home project
$60 member/$75 non-member for 1 Adult + 2 Children, includes Arboretum admission and all materials for each child's take-home project


 

Let's Play with Herbs Together!
Intergenerational TogetherTime

207-08-03-19
Saturday, August 3, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Suggested age: 5 - 12, together with an adult
Wake up all your senses during a garden adventure that invites you to see, touch, smell and taste fresh herbs together!
  • Do a walkabout to meet some favorite herbs growing in the gardens
  • Mix and blend herbs to create a soothing "bath bag" from fresh clippings
  • Make a fragrant bundle you can tuck in your sock drawer
  • Tie up a bouquet garni to flavor your soup pot
  • Create an herbal message bouquet for a special someone - a tussy mussy!
Limit 10 family teams, Learning Center

Register as a family teamEach child creates his/her own project while adults assist.

Limit
1 adult per child or 2 children. Additional adults or more than 2 children should register separately.

$50 member/$65 non-member for 1 Adult + 1 Child, includes Arboretum admission and all materials for 1 take-home project
$60 member/$75 non-member for 1 Adult + 2 Children, includes Arboretum admission and all materials for each child's take-home project

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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.


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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.


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