Arboretum 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 $7 per student. Scholarships are available for qualifying schools. 


students exploring the Arboretum, photo by Vienna Volante

Self-Guided Visits for student groups

Available Monday-Friday only
2022: April 1-Oct. 31
2023: April 24-Oct 31

Per group: $25/Free if added onto a Field Trip reservation

 


boy tasting an apple, photo courtesy of Storyblocks

(Grades K-2) Buzz About Apples Plantmobile

Available select dates between Sept. 20-Oct. 26, 2022

$300-$800

Student with an apple on an Arb Field Trip, photo IgorKisselev/shutterstock

(Grades 1-6) Apple Harvest Field Trip at the Arb

Available select dates between Sept. 20-Oct. 19, 2022

$7/student

Bushel of apples in a basket, Field Trip in-a-Box

(Grades 1-6) Operation: Apple Pollination Field Trip in-a-Box

Select a ship date:
Ship Monday, September 26, 2022
Ship Monday, October 10, 2022

$185/Box. Each box contains (30) sets of supplies, 1 for each student and teacher.

Pumpkins field trip, photo by Vienna Volante, APS

(Grades 1-2) It’s a Pumpkin’s Life Field Trip at the Arb

Available select dates between Oct. 3-Nov. 3, 2022

$7/student

Student with an apple on an Arb Field Trip, photo IgorKisselev/shutterstock

Homeschool Day: Apple Harvest (Grades 1-6)

Friday, October 7, 2022, 1:15-2:30 p.m.

$10 member/$12 non-member
SOLD OUT, waitlist available.

child with a hyacinth bulb, photo by irisha_s/Shutterstock

(Grades K-2) Bulbs and Blossoms Plantmobile

Available select dates between Nov. 7-Dec. 16, 2022

$300-$800

Student holding a bulb from a Field Trip in a Box

(Grades K-2) It’s a Bulb’s Life Field Trip in-a-Box

Select a ship date*:
Ship Monday, Nov. 14, 2022
Ship Monday, Dec. 5, 2022

*This kit must be completed within a month of receipt due to the perishable nature of the bulbs

$185/Box. Each box contains (30) sets of supplies, 1 for each student and teacher.

Green Grocery Field Trip, photo by Vianna Volante, APS

(Grades 1-2) Green Grocery Field Trip at the Arb: “Did You Eat a Plant Today?”

Available select dates between Nov. 16-Dec. 14, 2022

$7/student

Green Grocery Field Trip, photo by Vianna Volante, APS

Homeschool Day: Green Grocery “Did You Eat a Plant Today?” (Grades 1-2)

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

$10 member/$12 non-member

Desert Plantmobile

(Grades K-2) Exploring the Desert Plantmobile

Available select dates between Jan. 30-March 24, 2023

$300-$800

Students using microscopes for Plantmobile

(Grades 1-2) Zoom in on Plants Plantmobile

Available select dates between Feb. 15-May 25, 2023

$300-$800

Plants and their Habitats Field Trip, photo by Vienna Volante, Arboretum Photographer's Society.

(Grades 3-6) Plants & Their Habitats Field Trip at the Arb

Available select dates between Feb. 20-March 31, 2023

$7/student

Plants and their Habitats Field Trip, photo by Vienna Volante, Arboretum Photographer's Society.

Homeschool Day: Plants and Their Habitats (Grades 3-6)

Monday, February 20, 2023, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

$10 member/$12 non-member

microgreens for Food Field Trip in-a-Box

(Grades 1-3) Grow it, Eat it: Roots to Shoots Field Trip in-a-Box

Select a ship date*:
Ship Monday, Feb. 27, 2023
Ship Monday, March 20, 2023

$185/Box. Each box contains (30) sets of supplies, 1 for each student and teacher.

maple field trip, photo by Vienna Volante, APS

(Grades 1-6) Maple Syrup Trail: Exploration Station Field Trip at the Arb

Available daily Mondays - Fridays between March 6-17, 2023

$7/student

Pollinator Field Trip in a Box

(Grades K-3) Pollinators & their Habitats Field Trip in-a-Box

Select a ship date*: 
Ship Monday April 10, 2023
Ship Monday May 1, 2023

$185/Box$185/Box. Each box contains (30) sets of supplies, 1 for each student and teacher.

Sunflower Supreme Plantmobile

(Grades K-2) Sunflower Supreme Plantmobile

Available select dates between April 11-June 1, 2023

$300-$800

Ready, Set, Grow Field Trip at the Arboretum, Photo by Vienna Volante

(Grades K-1) Ready, Set, Grow! Field Trip at the Arb

Available select dates April 24-May 31, 2023

$7/student

Students exploring the Bee Center gardens, photo by Richard Brine.

(Grades 1-5) Self-Guided Pollinator Activities Backpack for groups

Available daily May 8-June 2, 2023

$45/backpack rental, advance registration required.

Ready, Set, Grow Field Trip at the Arboretum, Photo by Vienna Volante

Homeschool Day: Ready, Set, Grow! (K-1)

Friday, May 19, 2023, 1:15-2:30 p.m.

$10 member/$12 non-member

 

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Effective Thursday, May 12, 2022, masks are no longer required for classes at the Arboretum. As a community, it is important that we continue to respect and honor the decision of those who choose to wear a mask, recognizing the concerns of those who are immunocompromised or are taking steps to protect their families or others.

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