Arboretum Kids & Family Classes & Programs Cancelled through August 31

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

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

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



Pea Pods for Preschoolers Autumn Series 2020

Autumn Tuesdays 9:30-11 a.m., Sept 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10 & 17

Explore nature in fall together with your preschooler! Follow the season as fall
flowers bloom, leaves turn golden, and apples and pumpkins ripen. Each
weekly theme helps to 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 15-  Apple Farmer Annie
September 22-  Backyard Harvest
September 29-  Mushrooms, Mushrooms Everywhere
October 6-  "Fowl" Weather Friends
October 13-  Little Red Hen and Friends
October 20-  Pumpkin Patch Party
October 27-  Who, Who, Who Am I?
October 3-  Because of an Acorn
November 10-  Wet Feet Wonders
November 17-  Teddy Bear Tea Party

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

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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