School Programs

 

Let Nature Be Your Classroom.

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offers hands-on, K - 6 science standards-based school programs that use plants and Nature as inspiration. Reserve a coveted spot in a seasonal, experiential and memorable school program with the Arboretum for about $6 per student. Scholarships are available for qualifying schools. 


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.



Field Trips 2021-2022

Come to the Arboretum for a seasonal learning experience in our gardens.
$6/student

 

Watch a video about Arboretum Field Trips (2 min)


Minnesota Harvest Field Trip at the Arb: Healthy Eating from & for the Earth

Grades 3 - 6
October 5, 2021 - October 29, 2021


Plant-Works, Water-Works Field Trip at the Arb

Grades 2 - 4
November 10, 2021 - December 10, 2021

Green Grocery

Green Grocery Field Trip at the Arb: "Did You Eat a Plant Today?"

Grades 1 - 2
February 2, 2022 - March 4, 2022


Plants & Their Habitats Field Trip at the Arb

Grades 3 - 6
March 15, 2022 - April 8, 2022

Ready, Set, Grow! Field Trip at the Arb

Grades K - 1
April 27, 2022 - May 28, 2022


Plantmobile 2021-2022

Reserve a mobile Field Trip, delivered in person, right in your own classroom.

Half Day
1 class $300  ¦  2 classes $425

Full Day
2 or 3 classes $550   ¦  4 classes $675  ¦  5 classes $800

 

Bulbs & Blossoms Plantmobile

Grades K-2
October 12, 2021 - December 10, 2021

Exploring the Desert Plantmobile

Grades K-2
January 26, 2022 - March 25, 2022

Sunflower Supreme Plantmobile

Grades K-2
April 7, 2022 - June 3, 2022


Field Trip in a Box 2021-2022

$175/Box
Order a complete class-sized Field Trip, packed in a box, mailed directly to you.

 

It's a Bulb's Life Field Trip in-a-Box (up to 32 students)

Grades K - 2
Shipping Dates: November 15 or December 6

Grow it, Eat it: Roots to Shoots Field Trip in-a-Box (up to 32 students)

Grades: K-2
Shipping Dates: February 14, March 7 or March 28, 2022

Pollinators & their Habitats Field Trip in-a-Box (up to 32 students)

Grades: K-3
Shipping Dates: April 11 or May 2, 2022

Operation: Apple Pollination Field Trip in-a-Box (up to 32 students)

Grades 1-6
This set is no longer available for 2021.


 

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Self Guided Visits for Schools & Groups

Postponed for 2021; re-opening Spring 2022!

   

Homeschool

Individual homeschool days postponed for 2021-2022, group options available!


 
 

Questions?

Arboretum Education Office
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
ArbTrips@umn.edu
612-301-1210*
*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.


Scholarships
Scholarships will open WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 at 9 a.m. for the 2021-2022 school year.

 

Cancellations/Changes
Cancellation policy

 

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Share your feedback
Use this feedback form to share anonymous feedback about educational programming with the Arboretum Education Team.

 

Support
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