PeaPods for Preschoolers
Family & Intergenerational Programs (Youth + Adult)


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Pea Pods for Preschoolers Autumn Series 2017 (975-09-12-17)
Autumn Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7 & 14

Instructor: Eleta Donaldson Arboretum Early Childhood Educator and Programmer
Kindle a sense of wonder in the natural world with your preschool child as you reawaken it in yourself! Pea Pods for Preschoolers provides the opportunity for you and your special little one to be enchanted by the plant world. Each weekly theme helps spark your child's appreciation for nature's beauty through planting, art, sensory and science, discovery zones, action and music, story time, Green Play Yard adventures, greenhouse exploration and snack. Come and play with us.

NEW! PeaPod Pals Flex Option!
This new benefit is included in all PeaPods registrations!
On vacation, sick, or just having a bad day? You now have the option to send a friend on the day that you will be absent, or bring a friend with you to the next PeaPods no additional charge! Contact the Learning Center office at 612-301-1210 to register your PeaPod Pal and their adult.

September 12
September 19
September 26
October 3
October 10
October 17
October 24
October 31
November 7
November 14    
Apple Farmer Annie
Backyard Harvest
Cactus Cafe
Wet Feet Wonders
Little Red Hen's Friend
Raccoon Ruckus
"Fowl" Weather Friends
Pumpkin Patch Party
Tropical Lu-Wow
Teddy Bear Tea Party

Limited to 65 children + adult, Learning Center

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- Adults should plan to attend with their child.
- Non-participating siblings may attend at no charge if they are not a distraction to the group. 
- Siblings who participate (planting projects, snack, etc) should also be registered at the regular fee
- For late registrants, remaining class sessions may be available for purchase at a prorated price by calling 612-301-1210.

register $120.00 member/$140.00 non-member, includes all ten sessions, PeaPod Pals Flex Option, Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies.


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To Register for Class
To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone. 

Member Perk!
Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.

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Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.

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