Pea Pods For Preschoolers 
3-5 years + Adult

Kindle a sense of wonder in the natural world with your preschool child as you reawaken it in yourself! PeaPods for Preschoolers provides the opportunity for you and your special little one to be enchanted by the plant world. Each weekly theme 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!

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

In order to honor the abilities and interests of preschoolers, please only bring registered participants. The Arboretum has many areas of interest for children of all ages. Ask us for ideas for your older children.


PeaPods for Preschoolers Summer Sampler Day (975-PPSampler-15)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Learning Center

If you have never been to PeaPods for Preschoolers, this is your chance to sample the fun of the Arboretum's signature early childhood program! Explore multiple nature-themed stations designed to engage the young learner. The sampler's theme will be Catch a Raindrop -- Catch the Sun! For new customers only, intended as a sample day.

register Registration required - limited to the first 60 registrants.
FREE with Arboretum Admission

Pea Pods 

PeaPods for Preschoolers Summer Series
Summer Thursdays or Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Learning Center
Eleta Donaldson, Licensed & Certified Early Childhood Educator with over ten years experience with the Arboretum

Mr. McGregor's Garden
Berries for Birds
Teeny Tiny World
Pea Pod Babies
Inch by Inch
Dance Like Plants
Cattails and Dragonflies
Soggy, Boggy, Froggy
Friends in the Garden Party       
June 11 or 12
June 18 or 19
June 25 or 26
July 9 or 10
July 16 or 17
July 23 or 24
July 30 or 31
August 6 or 7
August 13 or 14
August 20 or 21


Sold Out. Register for the Friday series, below!
Summer Thursdays
$110 Child+Adult duo member/$130 Child+Adult duo non-member Includes Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project and planting supplies

register 10 spots left Summer Fridays (975-06-12-15)
$110 Child+Adult duo member/$130 Child+Adult duo non-member Includes Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project and 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. You can also view the Spring/Summer 2015 Kids' Catalog  to see the full class offerings and use the registration form.


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

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