Kids & Families

 

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

Fall/Winter 2020-2021
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!
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

Questions?
Arboretum Education Office
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
arbedu@umn.edu
612-301-1210*
*We are temporarily working from home during Covid-19, we may return phone messages from a home phone 

Cancellations & Exchanges
Cancellation policy
COVID-19 Class Updates

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 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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Youth & Families

Summer 2020 Kids Programs Update

Youth
Summer Activity Kits To-Go
Kids Night Out

Youth+Adult Together
PeaPods for Preschoolers
Family Programs
Homeschool Days
Scouts

Drop-in
ONLINE! PlantMaker Studio@Home
ONLINE! StoryTime@Home

Adults

Online Learning
ONLINE! Online/@Home Programs, Webinars

Special Access
Special Access Tours & Experiences
Special Access Photography

Gardening & Horticulture
Gardening - General
Edible Gardening
Landscape & Design
Floral & Botanical Design

Pollinators
Pollinators

Fine Art & Crafts
Painting & Drawing
Jewelry & Wearable Art
Fiber Arts
Floral & Botanical Design
Mixed Media
Stone Balancing & Sculpture
Open Art Studio
Book Club & Literature
Creative Aging for Ages 60+

Photography
Photography
Special Access Photography

Food & Wine
Dine with a Chef
Cooking Hands-On
Edible Gardening

Healthy Living
Home, Health & Beauty
Book Club & Literature

Mindfulness
Shinrin-yoku

Nature Appreciation
Moth Night After Dark
Birds
Signature Guided Walks

Nature-Based Therapeutics
About Nature-Based Therapeutics
NBT Programs & Events


 

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