Summer Youth Programs


kid opening magical boxed activity kit to-go, photos Shutterstock NEW! Summer Activity Kits To-Go
AGES 6-12
Order a themed, nature-inspired all-inclusive activity kit for summertime fun where you live!
opening a honey bee hive at the Bee Center Special Access Experiences
Some of our "Special Access" Experiences are fun for kids too! Visit this page to browse our latest offerings.

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Intergenerational TogetherTime
  • AGES 3-5 together with adult
  • AGES 5-12 together with adult
Summer 2020 News

Summer Day Camps, Children's Garden, PeaPods for Preschoolers, and Self-Guided Tours, and Summer Field Trips programs have been cancelled for June, July & August. Read a letter from our Day Camp Manager.

As guidelines change, new & different on-site programs may become availableSubscribe to Kids & Family emails to receive the latest Kids Program news, announcements and updates!

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 

Cancellations & Exchanges
Cancellation policy
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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Youth & Families

Summer 2020 Kids Programs Update

Summer Activity Kits To-Go
Kids Night Out

Youth+Adult Together
PeaPods for Preschoolers
Family Programs
Homeschool Days

ONLINE! PlantMaker Studio@Home
ONLINE! StoryTime@Home


Online Learning
ONLINE! Online/@Home Programs, Webinars

Special Access
Special Access Tours & Experiences
Special Access Photography

Gardening & Horticulture
Gardening - General
Edible Gardening
Landscape & Design
Floral & Botanical Design


Fine Art & Crafts
Painting & Drawing
Jewelry & Wearable Art
Fiber Arts
Floral & Botanical Design
Mixed Media
Stone Balancing & Sculpture
Open Art Studio
Book Club & Literature
Creative Aging for Ages 60+

Special Access Photography

Food & Wine
Dine with a Chef
Cooking Hands-On
Edible Gardening

Healthy Living
Home, Health & Beauty
Book Club & Literature


Nature Appreciation
Moth Night After Dark
Signature Guided Walks

Nature-Based Therapeutics
About Nature-Based Therapeutics
NBT Programs & Events


About Arboretum Education
Instructor Bios
Arboretum Staff Bios
Education Department Statistics