Children's Discoveries

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Family Snow Shoe Hike

Dates

Sunday, Feb. 14 and 28

Monday, Feb. 15 - President’s Day     

Time

1:30 - 3pm

Location

Thayer Center

Instructor

Education Staff and volunteers

Cost

$5 per person, members; $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

Families with children ages 4-10 years old

Have you ever wondered how snow shoes work? We will teach you how to put them on, how to walk, how to turn and how to get back up once you fall down. We will play some games and take a walk. You will be a pro in no time.  Dress for the weather and be sure to wear boots with a large sole if possible. The bigger and heavier the boot, the better the snow shoes stay on.

FAM100

   

Flowers in February

Date

Saturday, Feb. 6

Time

10 - 11:30am

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Lori Gogolin, Horticulturalist

Cost

$10 per child, members; $15 per child, nonmembers

Ages

Ages 5 and up with an adult

Bulbs are a plant part that grows underground. Some make beautiful flowers and some are edible. Just in time for Valentines Day, we will arrange a variety of bulbs in a variety of containers so pretty that you can give one to your favorite Valentine or keep one for yourself. Then we will learn fun and interesting things about the bulbs while we enjoy a snack.

FAM171

Sweet Maple Madness

Date

Sunday, March 20

Time

10:30am - noon

Location

Working Woods

Instructor

Education staff/volunteer guides

Cost

$10 per person, members; $15 per person, nonmembers

Ages

All ages – one adult per family must be present

It’s that sweet time of year!  Walk among sugar maple trees and discover how maple syrup has been made throughout time.  Settle inside for a maple story and sweet treat to eat. Dress for the weather. 

FAM549

Night Hike and S’mores

Date

Fridays, March 25, April 22 or Sunday, May 29

Time

8 - 9:30 pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Alan Megargle

Cost

$10 per person, members; $15 per person, nonmembers

Ages

7 and up – one adult per family must be present

So much to explore on a spring hike through Holden’s fields, forests and around the ponds. Listen for special night sounds of owls, coyotes and choruses of frogs. Afterwards relax around a campfire at the shelter house with hot chocolate and s’mores. Experience Holden like never before. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

FAM574

Welcome Back, Spring!

Date

Saturday, April 2

Time

1 - 2:30pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Eva Rodriguez

Cost

$10 per family, members; $15 per family, nonmembers

Ages

Families with children up to 7 years old

Winter can seem like the longest season but soon enough, spring returns. Join us on an early spring hike as we explore seasonal change and search for evidence of early spring plants, animal tracks and birds. We'll return for a spring craft while we sip hot cocoa and eat a sweet maple snack. Please dress for the weather.

FAM576

Explore Holden

Dates

Saturday: April 16, Explore the Woodland Trail

Saturday: May 21, Explore Pierson Creek

Time

Saturdays 10am - noon

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff/ volunteers 

Cost

$5 per person, members, $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

5 to 10 – one adult per family must be present

The Holden Arboretum has over 3,600 acres to explore. If you are new to the arboretum or just want a closer look then join us as we explore, find animals, learn things and have fun in the natural world.

FAM577

Family Hike to Little Mountain

Date

Sunday, April 24

Time

1 - 4 pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff/volunteer guides

Cost

$5 per person, members; $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

8 and above – one adult per family must be present.

Little Mountain is the perfect forest to explore rock crevices.  Help us locate the sites of old hotels, find names carved in rock more than 100 years ago and search for the old spring house. Wear boots and be able to walk over 2 miles up steep terrain.

FAM191

Family Hike to Stebbins Gulch

Date

Sunday, May 22

Time

1 - 4pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Education staff/volunteer guides

Cost

$5 per person, members; $10 per person, nonmembers

Ages

8 and above – one adult per family must be present

Travel up stream and back in geologic time. Search for crayfish, climb a waterfall and locate ancient rock layers. Bring a sense of adventure and waterproof boots. Must be able to walk for 2 miles up steep, slippery terrain.

FAM223

Animal Adventures with Coyote Peterson: Host of Discovery Networks Breaking Trail.

Dates/Times

 Friday, June 10  6 - 8pm

Dates/Times

Saturday, June 11 9:30am - 12:30pm or 6 - 8pm

Dates/Times

Sunday, June 12 9:30am – 12:30pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor

Coyote Peterson

Cost

$15 per person, members and $25 per person, nonmembers for the two-hour program

$20 per person, members and $30 per person, nonmembers for the three hour program, which includes Corning Lake

Ages

7 and above – one adult per family must be present

Join Peterson, host of Discovery Networks animal adventure series Breaking Trail, for an expedition into the wilds of The Holden Arboretum! On this adventure we will get up close with some of the Arboretum’s incredible wildlife as we search for frogs, snakes and even the elusive snapping turtle. This educational program is fun for the entire family (or just adults) and is guaranteed to be an adventure you will never forget! Bring a drink and a hearty snack to eat on the trail for this adventure.

To learn more about Peterson and his shows go to: http://bit.ly/BWchannel.

FAM578