Kids & Families


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

Nature journal leaf theme, photo Reba Luiken

Homeschool Days

Suggested Grades PreK - 6
Packed with hands-on plant science, these Arboretum Field Trip Days especially for Homeschoolers together with an adult educator

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

Summer Camps, Programs & Kits

Ages 5-12
Summer registration is expected to open around mid-March 2021:
Day Camps  ¦  Activity Kits To-Go

kids learning about tapping syrup at a maple tree, photo sianc/shutterstock

March in the Maples (Free Online)

All Ages
It all starts with a maple tree! Learn how we turn the sap of our beautiful maple collection into syrup or try it out with a maple tree where you live. Follow along online with activities, videos, and quizzes!

grandfather and boy playing in nature, photo MonkeyBusinessImages/Shutterstock Family 

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

School Programs: Field Trip in-a-Box

Grades K - 5
Based on our popular Arboretum seasonal Field Trip and Plantmobile themes, these mailed-to-you sets provide Arboretum style hands-on plant experiences no matter if you are in-person, on-line, or in a hybrid learning model.


School Programs

Field Trips
not available 2020-2021


not available 2020-2021

Home Schools

not available 2020-2021

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

Some in-person programs: postponed or canceled
Find details at COVID-19 Arb Classes Updates

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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