TogetherTime
Family & Intergenerational Programs (Youth + Adult)

Intergenerational TogetherTime

Age 5 - 12, together with an adult


Are you looking for a way to spend quality one-on-one time with a child in your life? Share a unique intergenerational learning experience at the Arboretum! Specially designed for an adult together with children, these programs cover a range of topics and activities that will be a fun learning experience for everyone.  

Register as a family team

Each child creates his/her own project while adults assist. Maximum 2 children per 1 adult


Additional adults or more than 2 children should register separately.


Let's Celebrate the Harvest Festival: Intergenerational TogetherTime

207-11-09-19 (1 child)
207-11-09-19-01 (2 children)
Saturday, November 9, 9-11 a.m.
Reba Luiken is the family programs coordinator at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Away from work, she is a dedicated cultural enthusiast and Polish folk dancer.

When grains ripen and the weather gets colder, people around the world celebrate fall and the abundance of harvest time. Explore folk crafts from Ukraine and other Eastern European countries.
  • Make our own Krupenichka doll - no sewing required!
  • Happy thoughts while you work will bring your doll a positive personality
  • Learn how to weave wheat stems into a corn dolly
  • Explore Slavic folk cultures and experience their music

Register as a family team
Each child creates his/her own project while adults assist.

Limit 10 total children, Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

Maximum 2 children per one adult
(Additional adults or more than 2 children should register separately)

register

1 Child + 1 Adult helper
$50 member/$65 non-member, 
includes Arboretum admission and all materials for 1 take-home project
register

2 Children + 1 Adult helper
$60 member/$75 non-member, 
includes Arboretum admission and all materials for each child's take-home project

Susan Feigenbaum is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 Let's Make a Feathered Friend with Clay: Intergenerational TogetherTime

207-01-11-20 (1 Child)
207-01-11-20-01 (2 Children)
Two Saturdays 9-11 a.m., January 11 & 25
Susan Feigenbaum, ceramic artist and educator. Susan's abstract sculptures of Minnesota birds in their habitats will be exhibited at the Andersen Horticultural Library this winter, as part of her Artist Initiative grant project. Visit www.susanfeigenbaum.net for more information about her work.

Supplies
All supplies included

During winter, what birds visit your feeder, backyard, or neighborhood park? Choose a favorite winter bird and let's make your feathered friend in clay. You can decide to make your bird look more realistic or let your imagination take flight.
  • Learn about the birds that stay in Minnesota during winter
  • Explore how artists represent birds in sculpture
  • Form a clay sculpture of your favorite winter bird using the pinching technique
  • Make your sculpture come alive with texture, patterns and colored glazes
  • Your bird will be fired in a kiln by the artist and returned to the Arboretum.
  • Pickup your own ceramic winter bird on or after February 8

Bring from home
images of a bird you might like to make (optional), dress for mess!

Register as a family team
Each child creates his/her own project while adults assist.

Limit 10 total children, Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

Maximum 2 children per one adult
(Additional adults or more than 2 children should register separately)

register

1 Child + 1 Adult helper
$50 member/$65 non-member, 
includes Arboretum admission and all materials for 1 take-home project
register

2 Children + 1 Adult helper
$60 member/$75 non-member, 
includes Arboretum admission and all materials for each child's take-home project

Family Fun: Create & Photograph Frozen Ice Bubbles

750-02-08-20-01
Saturday, February 8, 2020
8-10 a.m.

Mike Shaw, photographer, author and workshop leader

Level
Family/Beginner
Register as a Family Team
Age 10+ together with an adult
1 adult per 1 child or 2 children
(Additional adults or more than 2 children should register separately)

Ice bubbles have the greatest chance of success during a brisk winter morning, so set your alarms--we've arranged special "early access" to the Arboretum for this class! Join us for a special morning of coffee, cocoa and doughnuts during this fun, family-friendly indoor/outdoor class to learn how to create and photograph frozen ice bubbles! Family teams of 1 adult with 1 or 2 kids register together to learn and practice this cool skill! 
  • Learn the secret ingredients needed for successful ice bubbles
  • Indoors: practice your soap bubble blowing technique
  • Outside: continue blowing soap bubbles and watch them freeze before your eyes
  • Capture photos and videos of your frozen ice bubbles
  • Fingers crossed for temperatures below 5° F! (See weather plan below)
Bring from Home
  • Camera, smart phone, or device with camera for each participant
  • Proper clothing, winter hat & gloves, good footwear
  • Hand warmers strongly recommended
  • A ceramic coffee mug makes an excellent ice bubble base - bring your own, if you wish!
  • (optional) Camera with manual focus and manual exposure capability
  • (optional) Lenses with focal lengths between 50 - 100 mm
  • (optional) A sturdy tripod
Weather Plan
Class will be held except in dangerous weather conditions. In case of warm, windy or other inclement weather conditions, the instructor will engage the class in hands-on activities to develop your frozen ice bubble skills so that you will be prepared when the weather conditions are more suitable.

Limit 20 Family Teams, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab

register
1 Adult + 1 Kid
$46 member/$61 non-member

1 Adult + 2 Kids
$59 member/$74 non-member
includes Arboretum admission and all bubble-making supplies

Let's Cheer the Equinox Together: Intergenerational TogetherTime

207-03-21-20 (1 Child)
207-03-21-20-01 (2 Children)
Saturday, March 21, 9-11 a.m.

When spring arrives, baby plants and animals are not far behind. Get a head start on the spring season

  • Use onion bulbs to dye eggs
  • Plant grassy meadow boxes and wait for them to sprout
  • Bust some myths and learn the facts about the equinox
  • Take home signs of spring journals to keep tabs on spring's developments

Register as a family team
Each child creates his/her own project while adults assist.

Limit 10 total children, Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

Maximum 2 children per one adult
(Additional adults or more than 2 children should register separately)

register

1 Child + 1 Adult helper
$50 member/$65 non-member, 
includes Arboretum admission and all materials for 1 take-home project
register

2 Children + 1 Adult helper
$60 member/$75 non-member, 
includes Arboretum admission and all materials for each child's take-home project


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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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The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the orange "waitlist" button and complete the steps, or call 612-301-1210. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional class sessions may be added.


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