Upcoming Arboretum Classes & Programs Cancelled Until Further Notice

Effective March 13, 6 p.m., until further notice, all Arboretum grounds, buildings, and programs and events are cancelled until further notice.

Contact us by email at ArbEdu@umn.edu or phone at 612-301-1210 and leave a message. We will reply as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

PlantMaker Studio


The Plant-Maker Studio offers "make a plant" experiences for all ages. Our technology-loaded lives can leave anyone eager to dig into nature and get their hands on plants.

girl holding a tablet outside to do activities in nature, photo Yuliya Evstratenko/shutterstock

FREE ONLINE! PlantMaker Studio 


Recordings are online, watch as your schedule allows!

Welcome to the PlantMaker Studio...online! While we can't be together in the PlantMaker Studio at the Arboretum, join us to make a plant and nature exploration tool kit!

This spring and summer, we'll be working on projects that you can do where you live with materials you already have on hand. Join Reba each week for a new project that will help you learn a little bit more about the plants that live around you.

PlantMaker ONLINE

 On-site (in-person) PlantMaker Studio is remporarily suspended through end of December 2020, or until safe to resume

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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COVID-19 Class Updates

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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Summer 2020 Kids Programs Update

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Youth+Adult Together
PeaPods for Preschoolers
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ONLINE! PlantMaker Studio@Home
ONLINE! StoryTime@Home


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About Nature-Based Therapeutics
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