Children’s Programs

Sep
20
Fri
Night Hike and S’mores @ Holden Arboretum
Sep 20 @ 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.

Sep
21
Sat
Habitat Hut Activities @ The Holden Arboretum
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This playhouse offers weekly programs, including fun, hands-on activities and
guided experiences of the various habitats that surround the Habitat Hut.

Frogs in the Bog @ The Holden Arboretum
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Spend the afternoon searching for and catching frogs and listening to the green frogs and bullfrogs at the Arboretum’s Buttonbush Bog. We provide Popsicles, nets, buckets and activities. You provide the picnic and curiosity! Meet at the
Corning Visitor Center.

Sep
24
Tue
Habitat Hut Activities @ The Holden Arboretum
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This playhouse offers weekly programs, including fun, hands-on activities and
guided experiences of the various habitats that surround the Habitat Hut.

Sep
28
Sat
Habitat Hut Activities @ The Holden Arboretum
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This playhouse offers weekly programs, including fun, hands-on activities and
guided experiences of the various habitats that surround the Habitat Hut.

Oct
9
Wed
New – Homeschool Program @ The Holden Arboretum
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

FOREST DISCOVERY — experience a forest first hand using your senses to make discoveries about this special place. Learn about the diversity and adaptations of the animals and plants that live in the forest.
Activities will vary by grade range.

Oct
12
Sat
Fall Nature Adventure @ The Holden Arboretum
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The forest is full of unexpected and often dramatically beautiful settings in all seasons. Your child will engage all of their senses to explore and discover the full array of nature’s fall delights in the Arboretum’s Working Woods.

This program meets each Saturday through Nov. 16.

Oct
13
Sun
Family Hike to Little Mountain @ The Holden Arboretum
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Little Mountain is the perfect forest to explore rock crevices. Help us locate the sites of historic hotels, find names carved in rock more than 100 years ago and search for the old spring house. Proper footwear is required — we recommend boots. Participants must be able to walk more than two miles up steep terrain.

Oct
18
Fri
Night Hike and S’Mores @ The Holden Arboretum
Oct 18 @ 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.

Dec
14
Sat
Breakfast With Blitzen @ The Holden Arboretum
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

You and your family will enjoy a pile of pancakes at this plated Holiday at Holden event. Along with a visit with Santa, pictures you will have an opportunity to take pictures with one of his favorite reindeer. Enjoy a guided hike while sipping on hot chocolate, then warm up inside and create a door swag or centerpiece to take home for the holidays. Don’t forget to check out our Gifts of the Heart of Nature event going on inside as well.

Advance registration is required.

Tickets will go on sale in November. Check back to register. 

Breakfast with Blitzen will also be held on Dec. 15.