Children’s Programs

Spring Nature Adventures: Session 2 @ Holden Arboretum
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Session 2: Saturdays, April 27 – May 25 (no class May 18)

Appropriate outdoor gear for our changeable spring weather is required! Participants will be outdoors for the full two hours, so proper layering from head to toe is essential. Drop off and pick up at Working Woods.
The forest is full of unexpected and often dramatically beautiful settings in all seasons. Springtime is a season for pronounced changes as the natural world transforms from dormant to awake. Your child will engage all their senses to explore and discover the full array of nature’s springtime delights in Holden’s Working Woods, such as fort building, animal tracking, and free play.
This program is led by Audrey Elszasz, an early childhood educator and outdoor education specialist, along with Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists, Vesna Elbert, Krista Joy Mershimer, Nada Rogers and Tonya Russell



Family Yoga Hike @ Holden Arboretum
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Get rid of your case of cabin fever by joining Kelbach for a fusion of hiking and yoga. Awaken your flow and enjoy a refreshing outdoor yoga practice.

Habitat Hut & Buckeye Bud’s Adventure Woods Opening Day @ The Holden Arboretum
May 4 all-day

Re-opening for the season, visit Buckeye Bud’s Adventure Woods to build a log shelter; hop, jump and limbo your way through the obstacle course; or take a quiet break at the bird feeding station. Enjoy these activities and many more at this natural play area.

Also opening this weekend is the Habitat Hut. This playhouse offers weekend programs, including fun hands-on activities and guided experiences of the various habitats that surround this play space led by education staff or volunteers.