Summer Activity Kits To-Go 2021

Experience the wonder and excitement of Arboretum programs at home this summer! These all-inclusive activity kits allow kids to explore science, nature, and the arts through a wide variety of self-guided hands-on activities.


Hogswood Camp to go, child dressed up in costume, photo KiselevAndreyValerevich/Shutterstock

Hogswood Forest School of Magic: Activity Kit To-Go (Ages 6 - 12)

Ship-to-you date: Tuesday, June 8

Calling all witches and wizards! Experience the wonder and excitement of Hogswood School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at home! Take magical classes with a nature-based twist including Potions, Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, and other unusual subjects. Explore science, nature, and the arts through a wide variety of self-guided hands-on activities.
$115 member/$130 non-member, includes supplies for ONE full set of projects, shipping* & handling

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boy with tomato, photo from Arboretum files

Let's Get Growing: Green Thumb Garden Club Kit To-Go (Ages 5 - 11)

PICKUP ONLY at the Arboretum (delicate live plants!)
Select an option for kit pickup at the Arboretum
Sunday, June 13, between 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday, June 15, between 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cultivate your gardening skills with this year's early-summer Green Thumb Garden Club Kit! Packed with fun supplies and live plants, these kits will get you outside, growing your own garden plants and harvesting all summer long. Engage with dozens of structured hands-on activities and creative projects as your plants come to life.
$120 member/$135 non-member, includes supplies for ONE full set of projects

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boy camper outside on an adventure

Outdoor Adventure Challenge: Activity Kit To-Go (Ages 7 - 12)

Ship-to-you date: Tuesday, July 13

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use the natural world as the setting for exciting adventures! Explore the great outdoors with experiments, investigations and scavenger hunts. Put your abilities to the test as you make new discoveries and complete survival skill challenges.
$60 member/$75 non-member, includes supplies for ONE full set of projects, shipping* & handling

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smiling boy holding sprouting seeds, photo innaPong/shutterstock

Seed Starters: Green Thumb Garden Club Kit To-Go (Ages 5 - 11)

Ship-to-you date: Tuesday, July 20th

Packed with fun supplies and a cool collection of seeds, this mid-summer edition of the Green Thumb Garden Club Kit will help you cultivate a variety of seed-grown plants for indoor and outdoor use with your very own seed starting equipment. Use your creativity while investigating the plant kingdom through scientific experiments and art projects.
$120 member/$135 non-member, includes supplies for ONE full set of projects, shipping* & handling

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girl camper dressed up in Hogswood Forest costume with magic wand

Hogswood Forest: Alchemist's Emergency! Activity Kit To-Go (Ages 7 - 12)

Ship-to-you date: Tuesday, July 27

NEW ACTIVITIES & ADVENTURES! There's an emergency at Hogswood Forest School of Magic! All of the Floskilly Knarlaps (magical creatures that look like a cross between an eagle and a dragon, and help defend the school) have been kidnapped. The Care of Magical Creatures professor needs your help to rescue them. Complete a series of challenges on your journey to rescue the Knarlaps - and the school!
$60 member/$75 non-member, includes supplies for ONE full set of projects, shipping* & handling

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Feedback from customers about Arboretum Activity Kits To-Go:

Fantastic job putting these together...I highly recommend them to others. Everything you need is in the box and the activities are neatly organized. Well worth the money...  - Amy E.H.

Very clean instructions, easy to do {activities}...my son loves it and is easy to facilitate! Thank you Arb team! - Gina Z.S.

It's clear upon opening them they are a labor of love. I could not believe the amount of activities! So fun to have something to look forward to since so much is cancelled. - Robyn T


Questions?
Arboretum Education Office
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
arbedu@umn.edu
612-301-1210*
*We are temporarily working from home during Covid-19, we may return phone messages from a home phone 

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