Children’s Programs

Woodland Fairy Trail Adventure @ The Holden Arboretum
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Holden Arboretum’s grounds and buildings are closed to members and the general public beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020. All classes and events at both campuses are cancelled through April 2020. People who purchased tickets for classes during that time will be contacted via email regarding a refund.

Forests are magical places, especially when there are fairies to be found. In this hour-and-a-half activity,we’ll search for fairies in Buckeye Buds, read a beloved fairytale on our enchanted woodland stage and build fairy homes to take home. These creations will be adorned with natural materials that we collect on our search for fairies. Fairy costumes are encouraged!


Pricing is per child. One adult admitted free with purchase of registration. One adult per family must be present.

Spring Nature Adventure: Session II @ The Holden Arboretum
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The forest is full of unexpected and often dramatically beautiful settings in all seasons. Engage all your senses to explore and discover the full array of nature’s spring delights in Holden’s Working Woods, such as fort building, animal tracking and free play.

Saturdays, May 2 – June 13 (no class May 16 or 23)

Night Hike & S’mores @ The Holden Arboretum
May 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Connect with nature after the Arboretum’s regular hours to experience a leisurely, family-oriented hike with plenty of stops for games and opportunities to see and hear the season’s nighttime sights and sounds. Afterward, relax around a campfire with hot chocolate and s’mores. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

Homeschool Program: Pond Adaptations @ The Holden Arboretum
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A pond is a complex ecosystem that depends on plants. Use nets to discover the diversity of plants and animals that live in the pond and the unique adaptations that allow them to survive in water. Students will also learn to measure some of the nonliving features of a pond that are necessary for an organism’s survival.