ARBORETUM FIELD TRIPS FOR KINDERGARTEN

Reservations open for 2016-2017 on May 3!
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.


 

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 or 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 

Call: 612-301-1210
or complete a
Request Form
$5.50 per student 

Fall in the Forest
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

Meet the "Talking Tree" and learn who lives in each forest layer. See how sowbugs and mushrooms turn leaves and dead trees into soil. Search for signs of forest plants and animals on a forest hike.

Science Standards 0.2.1.1.1 Physical Properties
0.4.2.1.1 Natural Systems

 Sprout

Call: 612-301-1210
or complete a
Request Form
$5.50 per student 

Sprout!
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

Call: 612-301-1210
or complete a
Request Form
$5.50 per student  
Ready, Set, Grow!
2015-2016 dates: April 21 - June 3 
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


SUMMER Field Trips!
The program below is Available June 14 - August 18, 2016
 savage plants Savage Plants and Big Bugs Oh My! (Suggested for ages 5 - 12)
Available times:
Mondays 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., 12:00 p.m. - 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., 12:00 p.m. - 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., 12:00 p.m. - 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thursdays 12:00 - 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mindy Zittel, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum field trip instructor

Spend an action-packed hour at the Arboretum getting to know bugs...and the amazing plants that eat them! This larger than life field trip takes you to the hands-on microscopic workings of savage plants and big bugs! Find out how and why insectivorous plants (like the Venus Fly Trap!) attract, trap, and digest insects, then encounter an up close plant-vs-bug experience in the Learning Center greenhouse. Explore and understand the vital connections between insects and plants. TAKE HOME A BIG BUG-FRIENDLY PLANT! Be sure to leave time to visit the Arboretum and exhibits before or after your field trip time. Public picnic facilities at the Arboretum are free with gate admission and are available on a first come-first serve basis.
Limit 12 - 50 youth, Learning Center

$5.50 per student member/$5.50 per student non-memberincludes Arboretum admission and all supplies. Limit 12-50 youth

Call (612) 301-1210 to register your group

 

 


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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...

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! Add this lunch extension on to any field trip to extend your time on the Arboretum grounds: enjoy a half-hour lunchtime followed by an exclusive pollinators education experience that includes delicious honey tasting! A great way to check out all the features of the new Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center, this add-on experience includes extra time to explore the Center's interactive exhibit gallery, apiary and beautiful pollinator garden, as well as enabling your group to eat lunch in the exclusive new Learning Lab or Pollinator Shelter. Also included is a fun guided experience that will connect the role plants and pollinators play in food production and will include the sweetest scientific taste test ever: seasonal honey. Please note: This option requires bus transportation to and from the Bee and Pollinator Center.

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