Home School Days

Want to get hands-on plant science into your home-school curriculum? Consider an Arboretum learning experience. For individuals or homeschool groups, the Arboretum offers hands-on plant experiences that showcase cool science concepts in a unique and engaging educational setting.

Nature journal, tree buds theme, Reba Luiken

Nature Journal Academy: Spring Buds (Online)

Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Sorry, this session has been cancelled.  

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NEW for the 2020/2021 school year!
Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Sets

Grades K-6
Based on our popular Arboretum seasonal Field Trip and Plantmobile themes, these mailed-to-you sets provide Arboretum style hands-on plant experiences no matter whether you are in-person, on-line, or in a hybrid learning model.


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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)

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 

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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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