School Programs


Tens of thousands of children participate in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's hands-on, science-based learning programs each year. Highly organized and packed with activity, Arboretum field trips utilize the gardens, greenhouses and research plots to address science standards in every season. Teachers can also bring the Arboretum to their classroom through the Plantmobile. 

NEW for Fall 2020!
Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Sets

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

Click to view Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Sets

In-Person Arboretum School Programs are temporarily suspended through June 4, 2021


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Learning Habitats
for Schools
Self Guided Visits for Kids & Families Distance Learning

School Programs 2020 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


Scholarships open Wednesday August 26, 2020 at noon
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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. 

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