PeaPods for Preschoolers
Family & Intergenerational Programs (Youth + Adult)



Pea Pods for Preschoolers Autumn Series 2019 (975-09-10-19)

Autumn Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Sept 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 12

Instructor: Melinda Hooker, Arboretum Early Childhood Educator

Explore nature in fall with your preschooler. Together you will follow the season as fall flowers bloom, leaves turn golden and apples and pumpkins ripen. Each weekly theme helps spark your child's appreciation for nature's beauty through planting, art, sensory and science, discovery zones, action and music, story time, Green Play Yard adventures, greenhouse exploration and snack. Come and play with us.

September 10- Me-Oh-My-Apple-Pie
September 17- Bulbs: Presents Planted in Fall
September 24- Mouses and Mosses
October 1- Those Nutty Squirrels
October 8- Under One Rock
October 15- Hey Plants! Where Did You Go?
October 22- Orange and Round Abound
October 29- Here Comes November
November 5- Three Sisters Stew
November 12- Snow What?

Limited to 65 children + adult, Learning Center


$120.00 member/$140.00 non-member
includes all ten sessions, PeaPods Pal Flex
Option, Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies.

NEW! PeaPods Pal Flex Option!
On vacation, sick, or just having a bad day? Included with every PeaPods registration,
you now have the option to send a friend on the day that you will be absent, or bring a
friend with you to the next PeaPods no additional charge! Contact the
Learning Center office at 612-301-1210 or to register your PeaPods Pal and their adult.


  • Adults should plan to attend with their child.
  • Non-participating siblings may attend at no charge if they are not a distraction to the group.
  • Siblings who participate (planting projects, snack, etc) should also be registered at the regular fee.
  • For late registrants, remaining class sessions may be available for purchase at a prorated price by calling 612-301-1210.

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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 steps, 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.

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