Children at the Arb

From StoryTime to nature crafts and activities for all ages, busy families can find plenty of ways to explore the Arboretum in person or from home. 

Classes, Camps & Programs

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Family experiences, summer camps, activity kits, homeschool & school programs, and more! We specialize in helping kids "dig in" to plants through science and engaging hands-on programs and activities.

StoryTime at Home

StoryTime

StoryTime with the Andersen Horticultural Library has gone virtual! Join our library staff online for a weekly installment of StoryTime at Home. New StoryTime videos are posted every Thursday morning.

Coloring Pages from the Andersen Horticultural Library's Collections

Coloring Pages

We’ve turned images from the Andersen Horticultural Library’s Flora & Fauna Illustrata (FFI) and seed packet collections into coloring pages. Help us celebrate these wonderful collections by adding your own artistic touch.

Summer Activity Kits To-Go

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Ages 5 - 12 Explore science, nature, and the arts through a variety of self-guided hands-on activities...in a handy to-go box! Themes include Green Thumb Garden Club, Hogswood Forest School of Magic and Outdoor Adventure Challenge.

PlantMaker Studio at Home

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Dive into nature with projects you can do at home with materials you have on hand! New videos are posted each week with fun activities designed to help you discover and explore the plants and habitats around you.

Botanical Coloring Pages

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Download our botanical coloring pages and add your creative touch to nature! We will add pages each week throughout the summer and fall. Perfect for kids of all ages.

Kids Activities on Nature Notes

DIY Rainmaker

Find new activities for nature play each Thursday on our Nature Notes blog.  Activities are perfect for kids ages 1 to 7.

 

Learn, Play and Explore Nature

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Our guide to educating and entertaining children at the Arboretum and at home. Remember to make a reservation before coming to the Arb--members and kids 15 and under are free; $15 for non-members 16+.