Adult Classes

 

An exciting season of Arboretum educational programming awaits you, packed with new topics, fun themes, and empowering, planet-friendly knowledge! Featuring 1,200 acres of natural beauty, talented instructors, inspiring subject matter, and fun social connections, the Arboretum team invites you to learn and experience something new this season.


computer in relaxing home garden setting, photo Yulia Grigoryeva/shutterstock

Online and @Home
Classes, webinars, workshops from the comfort of your home computer

Gardening & Horticulture
Grow your green thumb for all plants, inside and out!

Fine Arts & Crafts
Get inspired by the Arboretum's natural beauty...grow skills and improve your artistic confidence.

Food and Wine Food & Wine
Taste as you learn! 90% of the world's food comes from plants.

Photography
Improve your photography skills with nature-inspired themes.

Nature Appreciation
Guided experiences show you the secrets and mysteries of our natural world.
photo John Pennoyer Birds
All about birds, from bird watching to growing a welcoming bird oasis in your yard.
Books & Literature
Discover new and unique ways the written word can enhance our understanding of nature.
Nature-Based Therapeutics
Explore the different ways nature can heal.
 Girl planting seeds with her mother, photo bubutu/Shutterstock

Kids & Family Programs
Spend quality time together with your kids at the Arboretum!

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Drop-In Programs
Most drop-in programs are included for members or with gate admission.
Conferences & Summits
Learn from experts and professionals on topics that are important to today and our future.
Greenlist
Shhh...it's a secret!
   
   
photos
Art: lOvElOvE/Shutterstock
Photography: Azlan Dupree/Flikr
Seasonal Gifts: Mirage Studio/Shutterstock
Pollinators: Siah StClair
Holiday: Arboretum Photographer's Society
Family Programs: Lumina Images/Shutterstock


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 

Cancellations & Exchanges

Cancellation policy

Some in-person programs: postponed or canceled
Find details at COVID-19 Arb Classes Updates

Waitlist
The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the orange "waitlist" button next to the class and complete the form. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional sessions may be added.

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Use this feedback form to share anonymous feedback about educational programming with the Arboretum Education Team.

Browse Classes
Youth & Families

Youth+Adult Together
Family Programs
Homeschool Days

Drop-in
ONLINE! PlantMaker Studio@Home
ONLINE! StoryTime@Home

Adults

Online Learning
ONLINE! Online/@Home Programs, Webinars

Gardening & Horticulture
Gardening - General

Fine Art & Crafts
Painting & Drawing
Book Club & Literature
Creative Aging: Ages 60+

Photography
Photography

Food & Wine
Cooking

Nature Appreciation
Birds
Signature Guided Walks

Nature-Based Therapeutics
About Nature-Based Therapeutics
NBT Programs & Events


 

About Arboretum Education
Instructor Bios
Arboretum Staff Bios
Education Department Statistics