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

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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Use this feedback form to share anonymous feedback about educational programming with the Arboretum Education Team.

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