Children's Classes & Programs
at the Arboretum 

  Pea Pods

FREE PlantMaker's Studio Weekend Activities
ALL AGES
Noon - 4 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays year round
Learning Center
Free with gate admission
View Plant-Maker's Studio schedules, themes and details


Pea Pods Earth Day

PeaPods for Preschoolers Earth Day Celebration! (975-04-21-17)
Friday, April 21, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Eleta Donaldson Arboretum Early Childhood Educator and Programmer

Explore the wonder and beauty of Planet Earth through at-your-own-pace hands-on activities designed for children ages 3-5 child together with an adult! A special Earth Day theme will feature nature-based activities including: take-home planting projects, art, sensory and science discovery zones, action and music, story time, Green Play Yard adventures, greenhouse exploration and snack. Come play and learn about the earth! NOTE: 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.

FREE REGISTRATION COUPON for first-time PeaPods participants!

First-time PeaPods for Preschoolers participants may come try this introductory session for free! (Note that the coupon is for free program registration and does not include Arboretum admission for non-member adults.)

Use Coupon code CELEBRATE at online checkout or call 612-301-1210 to receive FREE registration! Valid for first-time PeaPods for Preschoolers participants only; not valid for returning PeaPods customers. Not valid with other offers, no cash value. Pre-registration is required; not redeemable for day-of/drop-in attendance.

Limit 65 children + adults, Learning Center  

register  PeaPods for Preschoolers Earth Day Single Session
$12 member/$15 non-member,
 includes registration for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies. (Note that Arb

 Pea Pods

PeaPods for Preschoolers Summer Series 2017
Summer THURSDAYS, 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. (975-06-15-17)
June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24
OR
Summer FRIDAYS, 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. (975-06-16-17)
June 16, 23, 30, July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25

Instructor: Eleta Donaldson Arboretum Early Childhood Educator and Programmer
A unique opportunity for you and your special little one age 3 - 5 to be enchanted by the wonders of the natural world together! Each of the ten weekly themed sessions helps spark your child's appreciation for nature's beauty through at-your-own-pace activities including planting, art, sensory and science, discovery zones, action and music, story time, Green Play Yard adventures, greenhouse exploration and snack. Come play and learn about nature!
NOTE: 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.

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 session...at no additional charge! Contact the Learning Center office at 612-301-1210 to register your PeaPod Pal and their adult.

June 15 or 16
June 22 or 23
June 29 or 30
July 13 or 14
July 20 or 21
July 27 or 28
August 3 or 4
August 10 or 11
August 17 or 18
August 24 or 25   
A Plant for Every Purpose
Big Trees Little Treasures
Catch a Rainbow-Catch the Sun
Hotels and Restaurants
Lovely Ladybugs
The Buzz About Bees
Topsy Turvy Treasures
What's Better Than a Butterfly
Who Needs Trees?
Wonderful Weedy Masquerade

Limit 65 children + adults, Learning Center

register

WOW! Lower price for 2017!
Summer THURSDAYS, 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. (975-06-15-17)
June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24
$115 member/$135 non-member
includes all ten sessions, PeaPod Pals Flex Option, Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies.

NOTE: For late registrants, remaining class sessions may be available for purchase at a prorated price by calling 612-301-1210.
 

register

WOW! Lower price for 2017!
Summer FRIDAYS, 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. (975-06-16-17)
June 16, 23, 30, July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25
 
$115 member/$135 non-member includes all ten sessions, PeaPod Pals Flex Option, Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies. 

 NOTE: For late registrants, remaining class sessions may be available for purchase at a prorated price by calling 612-301-1210.


 SUMMER

Summer Day Camps and Summer Children's Garden 2017


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. 
Browse last year's 2016 Summer Kids' Programs Catalog 

 

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

Cancellation Policy: 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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