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 has reached capacity, a waitlist will be available until full. Please be sure to check your order for waitlist placement before confirming your registration.


January 10, 24, 31

Chemistry is the study of stuff, or as scientists call it, matter. In nature and around your house chemical reactions are constantly happening. Become a chemist for the month and learn about the chemical interactions that occur in the world around you.  


February 7, 21, 28

Geology is the study of how time and pressure shape the earth around us. Rocks, crystals, and sediment are shuffled around this planet, and geologists are the ones who study these things. Try your hand at being a geologist as you unearth the knowledge hidden in the earth around you!   


March 7, 21, 28

Anatomy is the study of the structure of living things. Explore this branch of biology as you learn about the structure and function of muscles, bones, and organs. Get to know organisms from the inside out!


April 4, 11, 25

A true observation involves multiple senses. Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of nature as you learn more about your own senses and how they work. 

Stories in Nature

May 9, 16, 23

Nature is full of stories! Join us as we collect stories from around the Arboretum and share them this month. We’ll talk about myths, legends, and folktales while we create stories inspired by our observations.