Arboretum naturalists teaching families about insect identification.

Arboretum naturalists teaching families about insect identification.

Note: Out of concern for the health of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Visitor Center will be closed and Arboretum events are cancelled until further notice. COVID-19 updates»

Twice a month we offer family-friendly programs that explore animals, plants, and natural phenomena through hikes, stories, crafts, and activities. These programs are free thanks to support from the Friends of the Arboretum. Meet at the Visitor Center.

On the second Sunday of every month we offer a one-hour Family Walk, from 1:30–2:30 p.m., on topics that appeal to youngsters.

The  Family Nature Programs are held once during most months on a Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30. They combine a naturalist-led tour outdoors at 1:30, followed by drop-in activities starting at 2:30 in the Visitor Center.

These programs are designed for families with children ages 3–11. See our events calendar for details and dates.

The Family Nature Program also provides birding backpacks that can be checked out any time, at no charge, from the Visitor Center.