Most in-person Arboretum Kids & Family Classes & Programs Suspended through December 2020

Please check the COVID-19 Arb Classes Updates Webpage for the latest updates.

As guidelines change, NEW on-site and/or virtual activity programs may become availableSubscribe to Kids & Family emails to receive the latest Kids Program news, announcements and updates!

Programs that remain on this page are still open for registration!

Kids' Night Out

Kids Night Out at the Arb!

Ages 5-11
The Arboretum's answer to the challenges of hiring a sitter in your home... schedule a date night on the town for adults, and a playdate for the kids at the Arb! Arboretum Educators will offer laid back kid-style fun at the Arboretum including a snack and seasonal plant based projects (see specific themes below) while parents get their own night out.

girl making fall crafts with acorns, photo phBodrova/shutterstock

Kids Night Out: Fall Harvest

Ages 5-11
Saturday, November 14, 2020, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

This session is canceled.
The February session below is open for registration!

heart crafts and plants for Kids Night Out projects

Kids Night Out: Winter Heart-Art

Ages 5-11
Saturday, February 13, 2021, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Love is in the cool winter air at the Arboretum. Plant, create, and collaborate in the warm Bee Center!
  • Plant your own succulent to nurture at home
  • Tye-dye a flower pot for your new plant
  • Contribute to a collaborative heart-art mural
  • Enjoy a hot chocolate treat and take one home to share

Flexible timing to suit your schedule:

  • Drop off between 5:30-6 p.m.
  • Pick up between 8-8:30 p.m.
Limit 16, Bee & Pollinator Center (Access through Bee Center Gate)

$32 member/$36 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies


Arboretum Education Office
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
*We are temporarily working from home during Covid-19, we may return phone messages from a home phone 

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