Nature PlayTime for Wee Ones

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FREE with Arboretum admission
AGES 0 to 5, together with an adult
Unhurried outside play helps children and adults grow stronger, healthier and happier. Bring your favorite young ones to the Green Play Yard for free, easy activities to do together--both at the Arboretum and at home. Make time to pretend, wonder, create, and feel connected to nature!

 mother and daughter playing in the Green Play Yard

June - July 2019

Nature PlayTime for Wee Ones

AGES 0 to 5, with adult
FREE with gate admission

DATES Saturdays, June - July
TIME drop-in between 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION Green Play Yard, located outside the Learning Center

Surprising Seeds

Seeds, nuts, cones, and pods all hold baby plants. Explore their playful possibilities as you shake, sort, and more in the Green Play Yard! Activity Ideas:

  • Seed pouring
  • Seed patterns
  • Seed shakers
  • Seed sorting

 mother and daughter playing in the Green Play Yard

August - September 2019

Nature PlayTime for Wee Ones

AGES 0 to 5, with adult
FREE with gate admission

DATES Saturdays, August - September
TIME drop-in between 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION Green Play Yard, located outside the Learning Center

Wet Wonders

Swish, scoop, pour, and explore the world of water in the Green Play Yard! Activity Ideas:

  • Sink and float
  • Water pouring
  • Sensory ice
  • Squeezing sponges


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