Kids & Families


The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum specializes in helping kids literally "dig in" to plants through science and engaging hands-on programs and activities

Summer 2021
Hogswood Camp to go, child dressed up in costume, photo KiselevAndreyValerevich/Shutterstock

Activity Kits To-Go

Ages 5 - 12
Order a themed, nature-inspired all-inclusive activity kit for summertime fun where you live!

grandfather and boy playing in nature, photo MonkeyBusinessImages/Shutterstock PeaPods for Preschoolers

Ages 3-5 together with an adult
Spend quality time together playing and learning about nature!

excited summer girl with a daisy in her hair, photo Yuliya Evstratenko/Shutterstock

Summer Day Camps & Programs

Ages 5-12
Summer Day Camps are sold out for 2021.

School Programs

Boy with Field Trip planting project

Field Trips

K - 6
Come to the Arboretum for a seasonal learning experience in our gardens.

Boy wth Plantmobile Seedling, photo Tinna Pong/Shutterstock


K - 2
Reserve a mobile Field Trip, delivered in person, right in your own classroom.

Girl holding apple from Field Trip in-a-Box, photo Tatevosian Yana/Shutterstock

Field Trip in-a-Box

K - 6
Order a complete class-sized Field Trip, packed in a box, mailed directly to you.

Arboretum Education Office
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
*We are temporarily working from home during Covid-19, we may return phone messages from a home phone 

Cancellations & Exchanges

Cancellation policy

The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the orange "waitlist" button next to the class and complete the form. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional sessions may be added.

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