Children’s Programs

Feb
22
Sat
Winter Nature Adventures Session II @ The Holden Arboretum
Feb 22 @ 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 winter delights in the Arboretum’s Working Woods.

Session II is held on Saturdays, Feb. 8 – March 7.

Feb
29
Sat
Winter Nature Adventures Session II @ The Holden Arboretum
Feb 29 @ 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 winter delights in the Arboretum’s Working Woods.

Session II is held on Saturdays, Feb. 8 – March 7.

Family Hike to Little Mountain @ The Holden Arboretum
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Explore the sights and sounds of the winter season while searching for clues of historical remnants of this popular site dating back more than 100 years. This hike is over two miles and up steep terrain. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable boots.

Mar
7
Sat
Winter Nature Adventures Session II @ The Holden Arboretum
Mar 7 @ 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 winter delights in the Arboretum’s Working Woods.

Session II is held on Saturdays, Feb. 8 – March 7.

Mar
14
Sat
Spring Nature Adventure: Session I @ The Holden Arboretum
Mar 14 @ 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, March 14-April 25(no class March 28 or April 11)

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

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.

May
2
Sat
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)

May
8
Fri
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.

May
20
Wed
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.