ARBORETUM FIELD TRIPS FOR KINDERGARTEN

Reservations are open for 2016-2017!
Call: 612-301-1210
$5.50 per student

Scholarship Information


CHAPERONES
Students must be with an adult at all times while visiting the Arboretum.
Required chaperone ratio of 1 adult for every 5 - 10 students is required for all Field Trips. Field trip fees include adult chaperones within this ratio.
Schools with chaperones in excess of 1 per every 5 students will be charged the $12 Arboretum admission rate.


 
Photo: Sam Droege/USGS/Flikr

Call: 612-301-1210
or complete a
Request Form
$5.50 per student 
NEW! Pollinator Superheroes
Grades K-2
2016-2017 dates: September 12 - June 2
9:30-11:00
1:00-2:30

Meet Minnesota's pollinator superheros during this dynamic field trip experience at the Arboretum's new on-site Tashjian Bee and Pollination Discovery Center. Find out about the Monarch butterflies' wow-worthy lifetime journeys, learn about the important work of hundreds of different kinds of native bees and bumblebees, and explore the life of the amazing honeybee whose colony can pollinate thousands of acres of food crops and hundreds of pounds of honey in one summer! Meet these and other amazing pollinators and discover their incredible super powers in the new exhibit gallery. Get a taste of the honeybee's amazing gifts from the hive in the Honey House. Get a pollinator's perspective on flowers by zooming in to see the pollen and flower structures that entice these pollinator superheroes to visit.
Science Standards

MN State Science Standards
0.4.1.1.2 Living things are diverse
0.4.2.1.1 Natural systems
1.4.2.1.1 Natural systems have many components that interact (Interdependence)
1.4.2.1.2 Animal habitats
1.4.3.1.1 Animal life cycle stages
2.1.1.2.1 Scientific Inquiry
2.4.1.1.1 Diversity
2.4.2.1.1 Natural Systems (Interdependence)
2.4.3.1.1 Plant life cycle stages


Fall in the Forest 

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or complete a
Request Form
$5.50 per student 

Fall in the Forest
Grades K-1
2016-2017 dates: September 21 - October 28
Limit 3 classes per time slot
9:30-10:45
11:15-12:30
1:15-2:30

There is a lot happening in the Minnesota forests as summer turns to winter. Meet the "Talking Tree" and learn who lives in each forest layer. Get up close and personal with the Decomposers - the forest recycling crew that turns piles of leaves and tree stumps into nutrient-rich "Humus" soil. In the decomposer lab and on the forest hike, search for sowbugs and centipedes, mushrooms and millipedes busy at work turning hard wood into spongy, crumbly soil. 

Science Standards 0.2.1.1.1 Physical Properties
0.4.2.1.1 Natural Systems

 Sprout

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Request Form
$5.50 per student 

Sprout!
Grade K
2016-2017 dates: February 15 - April 19
Limit 3 classes per time slot
9:30 - 10:45
12:30 - 1:45
(flexible) 

Meet the "Talking Tree" during a puppet show about the parts of a plant and what plants need. Visit the greenhouse for a "please touch" experience with plants. Use your senses to search for plants of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Plant seeds for follow-up studies. TAKE HOME PLANTINGS!

Science Standards

0.1.1.2.1 Scientific Inquiry
0.4.1.1.2 Diversity of Life


 Ready Set Grow

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Request Form
$5.50 per student  
Ready, Set, Grow!
Grades K-1
2016-2017 dates: April 20 - June 2
Limit 3 classes per time slot
9:30-10:45
11:15-12:30
1:15-2:30

People, plants, insects, birds-everything alive has a habitat. With the help of the talking tree, discover how we can plant habitats for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Take the silent bird hike to look for habitat clues in the Learning Center's backyard. See aphids up close and release ladybugs in the greenhouse to eat the aphids. Start plants to feed black swallowtail caterpillars, and nectar-filled flowers for butterflies. TAKE HOME PLANTS!!

Science Standards 0.4.2.1.1 Natural System Interactions
0.4.1.1.2 Diversity of Life
1.4.3.1.1 Life Cycles


 

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JOIN US FOR LUNCH!

Outdoor
Outdoor picnic areas are open May - October
first-come, first-served.

Indoor
Reserve an indoor lunch space November - April
fee $10/class 

OR...


photo: Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock

NEW! Picnic with the Pollinators Add-On
Grades K-5
$3/student (in addition to Field Trip fees)

2016-2017 dates: September 12 - June 2
1 hour added on to a Field Trip
Limit 3 classes/time slot

Call: 612-301-1210
or complete a
Request Form

Bring your bag lunches and add this 1-hour extension onto any field trip! A great way to check out all the features of the new Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center, enjoy 30 minutes for lunch in the new Learning Lab or Pollinator Shelter followed by an exclusive guided experience that uncovers the vital roles plants and pollinators play in food production. Finally, end your picnic by taking part in the sweetest scientific taste test ever: seasonal honey! Note: The Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center is located on the Arboretum grounds, but does require bus transportation to and from other Arboretum areas.

Science Standards

MN State Science Standards
0.4.1.1.1Observe and compare plants and animals
0.4.2.1.1 Observe a natural system
1.4.2.1.2 Habitat
2.4.3.1.1 Life cycles
3.4.1.1.2 Living things are diverse
5.4.1.1.1 Plant and animal structures and functions