School Programs

 

Home School

Want to get hands-on plant science into your home-school curriculum? Consider an Arboretum learning experience!

Individual Home School Days are not offered for 2021-2022.

 

Gather a group of Homeschoolers to experience any of the Arboretum School Programs together!

     
Field Trip Minimum Group:
12 students
Plantmobile Minimum Group:
1 or 2 classroom sessions
Field Trip in-a-Box:
Box contains supplies for up to 32 students


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

Plantmobile

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.

 

Get an email notification when new Homeschool classes are added!
Subscribe here (select Kids Programs OR Teachers & Schools > Homeschool) to receive an email notification when new classes are added

 


FAQs

Can I bring a non-participating sibling?
If the sibling will be using any supplies (eating snacks, planting projects, etc), then they should pay and register. If the sibling is purely accompanying, will not be using any supplies, nor will be a distraction to the group, they are welcome to attend for free.

To reserve a private Field Trip for your home school group:
Browse and register using our Field Trip Guide and online request form.
(12 or more paid participants required for a private group booking)

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

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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