Family Programs
(Youth + 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.


mother and young preschool child playing outside in the garden, photo Just2shutter/shutterstock

Pea Pods for Preschoolers Summer Series 2021 (In-Person)

Fridays June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9,16, 23, 30, August 6 & 13.

Suggested for ages 3-5 together with an adult
Each of ten weekly themes helps spark your child’s appreciation for nature’s beauty through planting, art, sensory and science, discovery zones, Green Play Yard adventures, and outdoor exploration. Come play and learn about nature!
$120.00 member/$140.00 non-member

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PeaPods for Preschoolers


frozen ice bubble, photo Mike Shaw

Family Program: Create & Photograph Frozen Ice Bubbles at Sunrise!

Saturday, January 22, 7:00-9:00 a.m.
Dr. Mike Shaw, acclaimed Astrophotographer, Author of "The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography" and "Creative Nightscapes"

Level: Family / beginner
Ice bubbles have the greatest chance of success during a brisk winter morning, so set your alarms--we've arranged special "early access" to the Arboretum for this class! Join this fun, family-friendly indoor/outdoor class to learn how to create and photograph frozen ice bubbles at the Landscape Arboretum! Family teams of 1-2 adults together with 1-3 kids learn and practice this cool skill!

Family Teams $40 member/$55 non-member, includes 1-2 Adults + 1-3 Kids ages 5 and above, includes Arboretum admission and all bubble-making supplies

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Photography Classes


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Arboretum Education Office
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
arbedu@umn.edu
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