Arboretum naturalists teaching families about insect identification.

Arboretum naturalists teaching families about insect identification.

Once 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.

The  Family Nature Programs are held once during most months on a Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. They combine a naturalist-led tour outdoors at 1 p.m., followed by drop-in activities starting at 2 p.m. Activities might be indoors or outdoors but will tak place near the Visitor Center.

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