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! View the Arboretum's School Services report card to see our teacher feedback.

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2023-2024 Scholarships are SOLD OUT for qualifying schools.


School group at Spring Peeper Meadow, photo by Vienna Volante

Self-Guided Visits for student groups

Available Monday-Friday only. 2024: April 15-Oct. 31, between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Free with accompanying school-year Field Trip/$25 all other bookings
Available Monday-Friday from April-Oct.

Buzz about Apples Plantmobile, photo by colorsandia/istock

(Grades K-2) Buzz About Apples Plantmobile

Available between Sept. 18-Oct. 26, 2023

$330-$900
No longer available for 2023.

Fall in the Forest Field Trip at the Arboretum, photo by Vienna Volante

(Grades PreK-1) Fall in the Forest Field Trip at the Arb

Available between Sept. 18-Oct. 5, 2023

Times: 9:30-10:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or 1-2:15 p.m.

$210/class
No longer available for 2023

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

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

Available between Sept. 18-Oct. 13, 2023

Times: 9:30-10:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or 1-2:15 p.m.

$210/class
No longer available for 2023

Pumpkins field trip, photo by Vienna Volante, APS

(Grades 1-3) It’s a Pumpkin’s Life Field Trip at the Arb

Available between Oct. 6-Nov. 12, 2023

Times: 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:15-2:15 p.m.

$210/class

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 2023 ship date*:
Oct. 30 or Nov. 27
*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.

child with a hyacinth bulb, photo by irisha_s/Shutterstock

(Grades K-2) Bulbs and Blossoms Plantmobile

Available between Nov. 2-Dec. 8, 2023

$330-$900

Green Grocery Field Trip, photo by Vianna Volante, APS

(Grades 1-3) Green Grocery Field Trip at the Arb: “Did You Eat a Plant Today?”

Available between Nov. 8-Dec. 8, 2023

Times: 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:15-2:15 p.m.

$210/class

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

(Grades 2-6) Plants & Their Habitats Field Trip at the Arb

Available between Jan. 18-Feb. 29, 2024

Times: 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:15-2:15 p.m.

$210/class

Desert Plantmobile

(Grades K-2) Exploring the Desert Plantmobile

Available between Jan. 22-March 20, 2024

$330-$900

Students using microscopes for Plantmobile

(Grades 1-2) Zoom in on Plants Plantmobile

Available Thursdays between Feb. 1-May 30, 2024. *April is Sold Out.

$330-$900

Sprout Field Trip at the Arb, photo by Arb Staff

(Grades PreK-1) Sprout! Field Trip at the Arb

Available between Feb. 5-27, 2024

Times: 9:30-10:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1-2:15 p.m.

$210/class

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

Homeschool Day: Plants and Their Habitats (Grades 2-6)

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 12:15-2:15 p.m.

$15 member/$18 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 2024 ship date:
Monday, Feb. 26 or Monday, March 25

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

maple field trip at the Arb, photo by Megan Goeke

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

Available between March 5-22, 2024

2-hour program: 9:30-11:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or noon-2 p.m.

$210/class

 


Pollinator Field Trip in a Box

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

Select a ship date*: 
Ship April 8 or May 6, 2024

$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 between April 9-May 31, 2024

$330-$900

Ready, Set, Grow Field Trip at the Arboretum, Photo by Ausf/Shutterstock

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

Available between April 16-May 31, 2024

Times: 9:30-10:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or 1-2:15 p.m.

$210/class.

Honey bee on purple flower

(Grades 2 - 6) Pollination Investigation Field Trip at the Arb

Available between Apr. 30-May 31, 2024

Times: 9:45-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., or 1:15-2:30 p.m.

$210/class

Honey bee on purple flower

Homeschool Day: Pollination Investigation (Grades 2 - 6)

Thursday, May 23, 1:15-2:30 p.m.

$15 member/$18 non-member
2 spots left

Ready, Set, Grow Field Trip at the Arboretum, Photo by Ausf/Shutterstock

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

Tuesday, May 28, 1-2:15 p.m.

$15 member/$18 non-member

 

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Cancellations & Exchanges for educational programs

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Waitlist

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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.

Member purchasing policy

Can Members register accompanying Non-member participants for Educational programs at the discounted member rate?

Yes. Arboretum Education policy is that Members may purchase a class or camp on behalf of an accompanying Non-member at the discounted Member price as long as they are registering and paying for at least one spot for themselves. Members must Sign in, enter the total number of Member-price tickets for all participants they are purchasing for, and then complete each participant’s name and prompted information at the checkout screen. The transaction must be completed at the same time as the Member's registration(s). This policy applies only to Arboretum Education programs and classes, and is not applicable to other Arboretum purchases like Events or Admission Tickets.

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