Summer Field Trips &
1-Hour Enrichment Programs


Come with your class or a group of friends to get extra hands-on scien-terrific fun during an Arboretum visit.

 Group of kids learning about a tree outside, photo Jacob Lund/shutterstock
photo: Jacob Lund/Shutterstock

AGE 6 - 12
Mission: Mystery of Trees 

For groups of 12 or more students

June 22 - August 14, 2020 (No programs June 29-July 3)

Select a Day

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Select a Time

  • 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • 11 a.m.-noon
  • 1-2 p.m.
How much do we really know about our nearby neighbors, the trees? Solve a series of Arboretum mysteries as you learn more about our exceptional trees:
  • See if you can pick out a tree from a lineup of suspects
  • Uncover the mystery of why trees prefer to grow alone
  • Use your powers of deduction to find the age of a tree
  • Take away a tree-mendous plant of your own!
  • Unlock the keys to keeping your plant alive and growing

Limit 75 students, Sensory Garden

$6/studentincludes registration for one child, accompanying chaperones (1 adult per 10 students), and all supplies

Financial Assistance
YES! Arboretum Scholarships may be used for qualifying schools.
Check out the scholarships web page for details on
       • Field Trip Scholarship
       • Partial Field Trip Scholarship

STEP 1  Login or Create a Profile
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New Users create profile on right side of page


Browse availability calendar
Browse at-a-glance available dates that work for your group!
Place your selection into your online shopping cart.

STEP 3 Register online
Your profile from STEP 1 should automatically populate.

Call 612-301-1210

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Helpful Info

Cancellations & Exchanges
Cancellation policy

Member Perk!
Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.

The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the orange "waitlist" button and complete the form, or call 612-301-1210. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional class sessions may be added.

Program Quick Links

        PlantMaker Studio
        Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

Family Programs
       PeaPods for Preschoolers
      Homeschool Days

Summer Youth Programs
       Day Camps
       Groups/Summer Field Trips

       Weekly Children's Garden

Gardening & Horticulture Classes
FEATUREDGet Growing: Garden Workshop Day

Gardening - General
      Edible Gardening
      Landscape & Design
Floral & Botanical Crafts
Special Access Experiences

      Online Gardening Classes
     Schoolyard Gardens Conference
     Garden-to-Plate Workshop Day
Special Access Experiences
       Special Access Tours & Experiences
       Special Access Photography
Fine Art & Crafts Classes
Painting & Drawing

       Mixed Media
       Floral & Botanical Crafts
       Jewelry & Wearable Art
       Fiber Arts
       Stone Balancing & Sculpture
       Open Art Studio
       Willow Furniture
Photography Classes
       Special Access Photography
Food & Wine Classes
       Dine with a Chef
       Cooking Classes
       Edible Gardening
       Garden-to-Plate Workshop Day
Home, Health & Beauty

       Book Club & Literature
       Healthy Living
Nature Appreciation
FEATUREDArboretum & Audubon: Bird Day
       Signature Guided Walks
Nature-Based Therapeutics

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       Education Department Statistics

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