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 2020
kid opening magical boxed activity kit to-go, photos Shutterstock NEW! Summer Activity Kits To-Go
AGES 6-12
Order a themed, nature-inspired activity kit for summertime fun where you live!
Girl in nature with tablet, learning online; photo Yuliya Evstratenko/shutterstock ONLINE Programs
FREE VIDEOS!
Temporarily replacing in-person programs, enjoy PlantMaker Studio @Home and StoryTime.
TogetherTime Family Programs: boy holding adults hand, photo pixelheadphotodigitalskillet/Shutterstock Family 
AGES 5-12 TOGETHER WITH ADULT
AGES 10+ TOGETHER WITH ADULT
Spend quality time together making themed projects and learning about nature!
Summer 2020 News

Summer Day Camps, Children's Garden, PeaPods for Preschoolers, and Self-Guided Tours, and Summer Field Trips programs have been cancelled for June, July & August. Read a letter from our Day Camp Manager.

As guidelines change, new on-site programs may become available in July & AugustSubscribe to Kids & Family emails to receive the latest Kids Program news, announcements and updates!

Fall/Winter 2020-2021
Little girl planting seeds in pots with her mom, photo bubutu/Shutterstock PeaPods for Preschoolers
AGE 3 - 5 TOGETHER WITH ADULT
Ten weekly sessions with nature-inspired themes allows you and your little one to enjoy the wonders of nature together.
kids playing in a field at sunset, photo ESBProfessional/Shutterstock Kids' Night Out
AGES 5 - 11
Schedule a date night on the town for adults, and a playdate for the kids at the Arb!
scout group holding plants, photo DavidTadevosian/Shutterstock Scouts
SUGGESTED: GRADES 2 - 6
Complete fun activities and tours to earn your badge! Individual and/or group bookings available.
opening a honey bee hive at the Bee Center Special Access Experiences
AGES VARY
Some of our "Special Access" Experiences are fun for kids too! Visit this page to browse our latest offerings.
Girl students looking into magiscopes 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
Self-Guided Visits
YOUTH & FAMILIES

School Programs

Field Trips
Plantmobile Home Schools

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Questions?

Arboretum Education Office Hours
          Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
          Sat - Sun, noon - 4 p.m.
Email Arboretum Education at
          arbedu@umn.edu
Call Arboretum Education at
          612-301-1210


Helpful Info

Cancellations & Exchanges
Cancellation policy
COVID-19 Class Cancellations & Updates

Member Perk!
Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.

Waitlist
The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the orange "waitlist" button and complete the form, or call 612-301-1210. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional class sessions may be added.


YOUTH & FAMILIES

Summer 2020 Kids ProgramsUpdate

Drop-in Activities

ONLINE!PlantMaker Studio@Home
ONLINE!StoryTime@Home
Youth+Adult Programs

     PeaPods for Preschoolers
     Family Programs
     Homeschool Days
     Scouts
Youth Programs
     Summer Activity Kits To-Go
     Kids Night Out

ADULTS
Special Access Experiences
     Special Access Tours & Experiences
     Special Access Photography
Gardening & Horticulture Classes
ONLINE!Online & @Home Classes
       
Gardening - General
      Edible Gardening
      Landscape & Design
     Special Access Experiences
Pollinators
     Special Access Tours & Experiences
     Pollinators
Fine Art & Crafts Classes
     
Painting & Drawing

     Jewelry & Wearable Art
     Fiber Arts
     Mixed Media
     Stone Balancing & Sculpture
     Open Art Studio
     Furniture
     Book Club & Literature
Photography Classes
     Photography
     Special Access Photography
Food & Wine Classes
     Dine with a Chef
     Cooking Classes
     Edible Gardening
Healthy Living

     Book Club & Literature
     Mindfulness
     Shinrin-yoku
Nature Appreciation
     Birds
     Signature Guided Walks

Nature-Based Therapeutics


Bios
     Instructors
     Arboretum Staff
     Education Department Statistics


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