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.


Corn is Everywhere

Saturday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Explore the Arboretum's Farm at the Arb to learn more about corn and how it impacts our everyday life! Visitors to this family-friendly festival can:

  • go on a corn scavenger hunt
  • taste free food samples
  • learn about the complete growing and harvesting process
  • practice corn husking skills
  • participate in corn hole olympics
  • thank a farmer
  • & much more!
Minnesota is home to 24,000 corn growers, and the corn they grow is used in everything from carpet to crayons. Only 1 percent of corn production in the United States is dedicated to sweet corn -- find out what the other 99 percent is used for!

Farm at the Arb, enter through the Arboretum's main gatehouse entrance

Included with gate admission; gate admission is free for members, $15 for non-members ages 16 and older; free for children 15 and younger.

Learn more at

Corn is Everywhere - LINK COMING SOON

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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Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
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