Home School Program

Home schoolers ages 5-12 will learn about the world of science!

Explore a new science topic each month with us at the Arboretum! Students will learn with one of our naturalists, go on guided hikes, enjoy outdoor activities, and explore the natural world.

Schedule: Three Mondays a month from 1:00 – 3:00 pm (classes for ages 5 – 6, 7 – 8, and 9 – 12)
Member Price Per Student: $70 per three-week unit*

*Family Tree membership or above required to register.

Once a class sells out, a waitlist will be available until full. Please double-check your registration order before proceeding with payment. 

Arboretum Ecosystems

Sept 13, 20, 27

Join us as we explore the wildlife and the diverse ecosystems found at the Arboretum. Wander the woodland, survey the savanna, and partake of the prairie with us as we learn about the unique qualities that make each environment worth exploring.  


Oct 4, 11, 18

Registration is closed for October. Please scroll down for available homeschool classes!

Dive into wetlands to explore what makes them one of the most important environments on the planet. We will explore the swamps and ponds, appreciating the unique beauty of these important, life giving ecosystems.  

First Texans

Nov 1, 8, 15

Get to know the original Texans this month as you discover how Native Americans lived in harmony with their environment. Practice shelter-building, food-gathering, and how to communicate using Native American sign language. We will explore the traditions, foods, and games of the people who lived here before anyone else!

Forest Rangers

Nov 29, Dec 6, 13

Forest Rangers report for duty! Forest Rangers have an important job of protecting and conserving our natural resources. They help conquer wildfires, educate the public about fire safety, track and control wild animals, and maintain a healthy forest. Come explore our woodlands while learning about forest conservation and management.