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2015 - 2016 HOME SCHOOL DAYS

Want to get hands-on plant science into your home-school curriculum? Consider an Arboretum learning experience. For individuals or homeschool groups, the Arboretum offers hands-on plant experiences that address state science standards in a unique and engaging educational setting.

 Fall in forest

Fall in the Forest (965-10-03-16)
Monday, October 3, 1:15-2:30

Suggested ages: PreK-2nd Grade
Meet Nature's Recycling Crew. This fascinating bunch is hard at work in the fall turning freshly fallen leaves and sticks into nutrient rich humus soil. Search for sow bugs and centipedes, mushrooms, and fungi, and see them in action turning the dead forest into new, life giving soil.
Maximum 30, Minimum 6, Learning Center

register  $8 member/$10 non-member, includes Arboretum admission for one student & one adult educator.


Pollinator Superheroes (965-10-10-16)
Monday, October 10, 2016, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Suggested ages: K-2nd grade
Meet Minnesota's pollinator superheros during this dynamic field trip experience at the New Bee and Pollinator 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 who's 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 superheros to visit.
Limit 30, Bee and Pollinator Discover Center

register  $8 member/$10 non-member, includes Arboretum admission for one student & one adult educator.


Home School Days for individual home school students: 
Come for any one or all of our Home school days offered during the school year. Tuition includes adult admission for home school educators. Siblings are welcome. All participating siblings should be registered. 

Field Trips for home school groups:
Home School groups of 12 or more students may pre-register for any of the Arboretum Fieldtrips programs! Hurry, space is limited to availability for your requested date/time!
Fee: $60 for up to 12 students. $5 for each additional student.
Full payment due in advance of the program.
Call to Register your group: 612-301-1210


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.


To reserve a private Field Trip for your home school group:
Browse and register using our Field Trip Guide and online request form.
(12 or more paid participants required for a private group booking)



Call 612-301-1210
or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu