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Qualifying schools can reserve this Plantmobile for half-price or free!
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Bulbs and Blossoms Plantmobile

Grades K-2
Location: An Arboretum Instructor delivers a mobile Field Trip in your classroom!

Available dates   Half Day AM
1-2 classes
  Half Day PM
1-2 classes
  Full Day
2-5 classes
Tuesday, October 12, 2021   -   -   -
Thursday, October 14, 2021   -   -   -
Tuesday, October 19, 2021   -   -   -
Wednesday, October 20, 2022   -   -   -
Tuesday, October 26, 2021   -   -   -
Thursday, October 28, 2021   -   -   -
Tuesday, November 2, 2021   -   -   -
Thursday, November 4, 2021   -   -   -
Wednesday, November 10, 2021   -   -   -
Thursday, November 11, 2021   -   -   -
Monday, December 6, 2021   -               -   -
Tuesday, December 7, 2021   -   12:45-4:15 p.m.   -
No availability fits my need    

Bright tulips and daffodils are favorite signs of spring, but FALL is actually the season to plant them! Find out why in this hands-on lesson. Build foundational science skills by exploring bulbs and taking one apart to find the surprising plant parts hidden inside.

  • What bulbs are already hiding in your kitchen?
  • Observe and sort familiar bulbs
  • Follow a Minnesota bulb's life cycle throughout the year
  • Conduct a bulb experiment and discover a way to bring a bit of spring to your classroom in the middle of winter
  • PLANT BULBS for each student that will grow and bloom within a month
2009 Minnesota Science Standards Plant Parts
(1,2). Plant Nutrients
(1,2). Life Cycles
 2019 Draft Science Standards
(0,1,2) Using Models

Half Day 7:45-11:15 a.m. OR 12:45-4:15 p.m.
1 class $300
2 classes $425

Full Day 7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
2 or 3 classes $550
4 classes $675
5 classes $800

Maximum students per class 32
Order payment due no later than 30 days prior to program.

Order Request Form
Allow 1-2 business days for a response from the School Program office.

PlantMobile Information
Check the Plantmobile: What to expect page for information, details and resources about your upcoming Arboretum Plantmobile experience.

Covid Safety Guidelines
Please follow your school and government safety guidelines for in-person learning. Plantmobile instructors may choose to wear a face covering, even if current guidelines do not require one.

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 


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, we may return phone messages from a home phone
School Program Reservation Request Form


How to Prepare/What to Expect
Field Trips at the Arb: Prepare/Expect
PlantMobile: Prepare/Expect
Field Trip in-a-Box: Prepare/Expect

Covid Safety
Review these Covid safety protocols for school programs wtih the Arboretum.

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The Arboretum is committed to making its educational opportunities accessible for all school audiences. With the generous support of the foundations and donors, we are pleased to offer a menu of scholarship opportunities for our schools.

School Programs 2021-2022 sponsored by
School Programs 2020 sponsored by International Paper
Support for the Arboretum's School Programs generously provided by
Emerson Charitable Trust, designated by Rosemount
International Paper Foundation
Karen A. Nelson
Deborah Olson
Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
J.A. Wedum Foundation
Donald Weesner Foundation