Weekend Family Fun

Stop by the Learning Center on Weekends between noon and 4 p.m. for drop-in free family activities. Plant seeds, explore the greenhouse, cook a garden-fresh bite to eat, and look at plants with a microscope with your family at your own pace. Celebrate the changing seasons with new activities each month.  

 March March 2015 - Spuds and Buds
Saturdays and Sundays in March, noon - 4 p.m.
Learning Center

Celebrate the world's most popular vegetable with your family at the arboretum: The Potato! Season a spud snack in the Harvest Kitchen and learn which potato varieties grow well in Minnesota. Enjoy a scavenger hunt in our warm greenhouse or create a potato art print together. Pot up a plant to grow at home.

coming this spring...

Weekend Family Fun becomes Plant-Maker's Studio!
Drop-in to the Learning Center on Weekends between noon and 4 p.m.
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; activities change by the season.

Plant-Maker studio

Weekend Family Fun Guided VisitsTake along some kid-friendly tips when you head out to explore 1200 acres of gardens and natural areas.


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