TogetherTime
Family & Intergenerational Programs (Youth + Adult)

Intergenerational TogetherTime

Age 5 - 12, with an adult


Are you looking for a way to spend quality one-on-one time with a child in your life? Share a unique intergenerational learning experience at the Arboretum! Specially designed for adults together with children, these programs cover a range of topics and activities that will be a fun learning experience for everyone.  


Let's Cheer the Equinox Together: Intergenerational TogetherTime

207-03-21-20
Saturday, March 21, 9-11 a.m.
Age 5 - 12, together with an adult

When spring arrives, baby plants and animals are not far behind. Get a head start on the spring season

  • Use onion bulbs to dye eggs
  • Plant grassy meadow boxes and wait for them to sprout
  • Bust some myths and learn the facts about the equinox
  • Take home signs of spring journals to keep tabs on spring's developments
Register as a family team NEW PRICING/FORMAT!
  • Each child creates his/her own project while adult(s) assist.
  • Register each child separately; each child will get their own project.
  • Maximum 2 children per each accompanying adult.
Limit 10 total children, Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen
register
NEW PRICING!
Child+Adult Family Team
$35 member child/$50 non-member child, 
includes Arboretum admission, admission for accompanying adult, and all materials for 1 take-home project

 

Let's Make May Day Baskets Together! Intergenerational TogetherTime

Saturday, April 25, 9-11 a.m.

May Day is a chance to celebrate spring and a chance to celebrate friendship! Bring an adult friend to help you complete a blooming and tasty friendship gift to share.
  • Plant a May basket to give to a friend
  • Create a spring collage to decorate your planting
  • Complete your bouquet by making a cookie pop and take one home for yourself too!
Register as a family team
  • Register each child separately
  • Each child creates his/her own project while adults assist
  • Maximum 2 children per one adult

Limit 10 total children, Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

register
Child+Adult Family Team
$35 member child/$50 non-member child, 
includes Arboretum admission, admission for accompanying adult, and all materials for 1 take-home project

 

Let's Grow Veggies Together! Intergenerational TogetherTime

Saturday, June 13, 9-11 a.m.

Vegetable gardens are always changing. Slow down and notice what's happening today in the garden with all of your senses and an adult friend.
  • Plant and transplant garden vegetables perfect for planting in a garden where you live
  • Taste the delicious diversity of the garden as you make and sample veggie treats!
  • Receive tasty Arboretum recipes to continue cooking together where you live!
  • Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Arboretum's new Market Garden at our new Farm!
Register as a family team
  • Register each child separately
  • Each child creates his/her own project while adults assist
  • Maximum 2 children per one adult
Limit 8 total children, Farm at the Arb - Summer Kitchen

register
Child+Adult Family Team
$35 member child/$50 non-member child, 
includes Arboretum admission, admission for accompanying adult, and all materials for 1 take-home project

 

Let's Feed the Birds Together! Intergenerational TogetherTime

Saturday, July 11, 9-11 a.m.

Learn all about the seeds we eat, then grow some of your own! Together you will make your own projects and recipes that will help you share these yummy seeds with your human and feathered friends. Bring an adult friend with you to explore how plants and animals work together to thrive.
  • Plant a sunflower that will share seeds with backyard wildlife all season long
  • Build a bird feeder to share some seeds in your backyard
  • Make a batch of delicious almond granola to snack on at home
  • Learn how birds help plants reproduce by spreading their seeds
Register as a family team
  • Register each child separately
  • Each child creates his/her own project while adults assist
  • Maximum 2 children per one adult
Limit 10 total children, Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

register
Child+Adult Family Team
$35 member child/$50 non-member child, 
includes Arboretum admission, admission for accompanying adult, and all materials for 1 take-home project

 

Let's Cook Pizza Together! Intergenerational TogetherTime

Saturday, August 8, 9-11 a.m.

The best way to "grow" a child's appetite for vegetables is to involve them in the garden-to-table process! In the midst of the growing season, spend some time in the kitchen discovering how wheat grows and making delicious veggie pizzas.
  • Plant wheat to take home and grow
  • Try your hand at grinding wheat into flour
  • Make your own pizza dough and add fresh, healthy veggie toppings
  • Investigate herbs
  • Make a seed art picture with grains
  • Leave with a belly full of delicious pizza, and leftovers (if there are any!)
Register as a family team
  • Register each child separately
  • Each child creates his/her own project while adults assist
  • Maximum 2 children per one adult
Limit 10 total children, Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

register
Child+Adult Family Team
$35 member child/$50 non-member child, 
includes Arboretum admission, admission for accompanying adult, and all materials for 1 take-home project

 

Let's Be Pumpkin Eaters Together! Intergenerational TogetherTime

Saturday, October 24, 9-11 a.m.

Taste, touch, and smell the diversity of fall's harvest as you make pumpkin recipes and decorations together with an adult friend!
  • Try your hand at making sweet and savory roasted pumpkin seeds
  • Mix up pumpkin muffins to bake and enjoy
  • Create a funny pumpkin head from plant parts
  • Learn about some of the 300 varieties of pumpkins and squash grown at the Arboretum
Register as a family team
  • Register each child separately
  • Each child creates his/her own project while adults assist
  • Maximum 2 children per one adult

Limit 10 total children, Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

register
Child+Adult Family Team
$35 member child/$50 non-member child, 
includes Arboretum admission, admission for accompanying adult, and all materials for 1 take-home project


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