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 available in July & AugustSubscribe to Kids & Family emails to receive the latest Kids Program news, announcements and updates!

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          Sat - Sun, noon - 4 p.m.
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Helpful Info

Cancellations & Exchanges
Cancellation policy
COVID-19 Class Cancellations & Updates

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.


Summer 2020 Kids ProgramsUpdate

Drop-in Activities

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Youth+Adult Programs

     PeaPods for Preschoolers
     Family Programs
     Homeschool Days
Youth Programs
     Summer Activity Kits To-Go
     Kids Night Out

Special Access Experiences
     Special Access Tours & Experiences
     Special Access Photography
Gardening & Horticulture Classes
ONLINE!Online & @Home Classes
Gardening - General
      Edible Gardening
      Landscape & Design
     Special Access Experiences
     Special Access Tours & Experiences
Fine Art & Crafts Classes
Painting & Drawing

     Jewelry & Wearable Art
     Fiber Arts
     Mixed Media
     Stone Balancing & Sculpture
     Open Art Studio
     Book Club & Literature
Photography Classes
     Special Access Photography
Food & Wine Classes
     Dine with a Chef
     Cooking Classes
     Edible Gardening
Healthy Living

     Book Club & Literature
Nature Appreciation
     Signature Guided Walks

Nature-Based Therapeutics

     Arboretum Staff
     Education Department Statistics

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