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 $6 per student. Scholarships are available for qualifying schools. 


Pollinator Field Trip in a Box

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

Ship date May 2

All boxes are SOLD OUT.

students exploring the Arboretum, photo by Vienna Volante

Self-Guided Visits for student groups

Available Monday-Friday only, April 1-Aug. 31, 2022

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


Sunflower Supreme Plantmobile

Sunflower Supreme Plantmobile (Grades K-2)

Available April 7, 2022 - June 3, 2022

All sessions are SOLD OUT.

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

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

Available April 27-May 28, 2022

1:15-2:30 p.m. times are still available!

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

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

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

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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The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the "waitlist" button or link 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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Covid-19 safety

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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About Arboretum Education

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