Summer Field Trips &
1-Hour Enrichment Programs


Come with your class or a group of friends to get extra hands-on scien-terrific fun during an Arboretum visit.

Summer Field Trips are suspended for 2020.

 Group of kids learning about a tree outside, photo Jacob Lund/shutterstock
photo: Jacob Lund/Shutterstock

AGE 6 - 12
Mission: Mystery of Trees 

For groups of 12 or more students

July 6 - August 14, 2020 

Select a Day

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Select a Time

  • 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • 11 a.m.-noon
  • 1-2 p.m.
How much do we really know about our nearby neighbors, the trees? Solve a series of Arboretum mysteries as you learn more about our exceptional trees:
  • See if you can pick out a tree from a lineup of suspects
  • Uncover the mystery of why trees prefer to grow alone
  • Use your powers of deduction to find the age of a tree
  • Take away a tree-mendous plant of your own!
  • Unlock the keys to keeping your plant alive and growing

Limit 75 students, Sensory Garden

$6/studentincludes registration for one child, accompanying chaperones (1 adult per 10 students), and all supplies

Financial Assistance
YES! Arboretum Scholarships may be used for qualifying schools.
Check out the scholarships web page for details on
       • Field Trip Scholarship
       • Partial Field Trip Scholarship

STEP 1  Login or Create a Profile
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New Users create profile on right side of page


Browse availability calendar
Browse at-a-glance available dates that work for your group!
Place your selection into your online shopping cart.

STEP 3 Register online
Your profile from STEP 1 should automatically populate.

Call 612-301-1210

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
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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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