Nature PlayTime for Wee Ones

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FREE with Arboretum admission
AGES 0 to 5, together with an adult
Unhurried outside play helps children and adults grow stronger, healthier and happier. Bring your favorite young ones to the Green Play Yard for free, easy activities to do together--both at the Arboretum and at home. Make time to pretend, wonder, create, and feel connected to nature!

child playing with a tree branch, photo AlexanderDummer/unsplash

June to Mid-July 2020

Nature PlayTime for Wee Ones

AGES 0 to 5, with adult
FREE with gate admission

DATES Saturdays, June to  Mid-July
TIME drop-in between 9:30-11 a.m.
LOCATION Green Play Yard, located outside the Learning Center

Wood & Water

Leaves, twigs, seeds, and other tree parts come in all shapes and sizes. Mix in water for endless fun with the gifts of trees!

child playing in the sand of the Green Play Yard, photo Vienna Volante

Mid-July to August 2020

Nature PlayTime for Wee Ones

AGES 0 to 5, with adult
FREE with gate admission

DATES Saturdays, Mid-July to August
TIME drop-in between 9:30-11 a.m.
LOCATION Green Play Yard, located outside the Learning Center

Mud Pies & Tree Cookies

Join us in the Green Play Yard for creative play in our tree kitchen! Use a variety of natural materials to bake up some fun.


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