A teacher surrounded by a group of children in owl masks holds an owl puppet for them to touch.

Once a month we offer a program for preschool-age children and their adult caregivers. We will share stories, an outdoor nature walk, and nature arts and crafts. Activities will be both indoors and out. We will also spend time in our outdoor children’s activity area.

Learning Together programs are held once a month on a Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center.

These programs are designed for children ages 3 to 5 years. Younger siblings are welcome. Caregiver must attend. Advance registration is required. Fee: $20 per family/group (up to four people per group).

If you have questions or need financial assistance, please contact education@arboretum.wisc.edu.

Spring and Summer 2024

Tuesday, May 21
10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.Birds! We will share stories and create nature art and crafts. This class is for preschool-age children and their adult caregivers. Adults must attend. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and come seasonally prepared for weather and insects. Fee: $20 per family/group of up to four people. Register by May 13. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Tuesday, June 11
10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Forest Friends. We will share stories and create nature art and crafts. This class is for preschool-age children and their adult caregivers. Adults must attend. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and come seasonally prepared for weather and insects. Fee: $20 per family/group of up to four people. Register by June 3. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Tuesday, July 16
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Brilliant Bugs. We will share stories and create nature art and crafts. This class is for preschool-age children and their adult caregivers. Adults must attend. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and come seasonally prepared for weather and insects. Fee: $20 per family/group of up to four people. Register by July 8. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Tuesday, August 6
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Everywhere Plants. We will share stories and create nature art and crafts. This class is for preschool-age children and their adult caregivers. Adults must attend. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and come seasonally prepared for weather and insects. Fee: $20 per family/group of up to four people. Register by July 29. Meet at the Visitor Center.