Children's Classes & Programs
at the Arboretum 

  Pea Pods

FREE PlantMaker's Studio Weekend Activities
Noon - 4 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays year round
Learning Center
Free with gate admission

The Plant-Maker Studio offers "make a plant" experiences for all ages. Our technology-loaded lives can leave anyone eager to dig into nature and get their hands on plants. Studio activities, staffed by trained volunteers, will feature specific plants and take-homes for participants. Learn how to start cuttings, plant seeds, print leaves, weave fibers and more. Supplies provided.

View Plant-Maker's Studio schedules, themes and details

 Pea Pods

Pea Pods for Preschoolers Autumn Series 2016 (975-09-13-16)
Autumn Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15

Instructor: Eleta Donaldson, Arboretum Early Childhood Educator and Programmer

The fall series of PeaPods for Preschoolers is already underway, but it's not to late to join in the fun! Designed to spark creativity, joy, and healthy learning, this series is created for kids ages 3-5 with an accompanying adult. Each session has a different theme, and is packed with hands-on nature discovery activities including sensory tables, planting projects, storytime, discovery zones, art, action, music, greenhouse exploration, and outdoor fun in the Green Play Yard.

Sessions are available on a pro-rated basis (minimum 2-day advance registration is required) for $12 member/$14 non-member (fee includes all supplies and Arboretum admission) by calling 612-301-1210.

September 13
September 20
September 27
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8
November 15     
Me-Oh-My Apple Pie
Bulbs: Little Presents Planted in Fall
Mouses and Mosses
Those Nutty Squirrels
Under One Rock!
Hey Plants
Orange and Round
In November
Three Sisters Stew
Snow What? 

Limit 65 children + adult, Learning Center


NOTE: The registration button above is for the 10-session series. Call 612-301-1210 to register for individual sessions.

$120.00 member/$140.00 non-member includes Arboretum admission for child and one adult,
snacks, project, planting supplies.



Summer Day Camps and Summer Children's Garden 2017 will be open for registration January 2017!

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. 
View the 2016 Summer Kids' Programs Catalog 


Call 612-301-1210
or email:

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.