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AGES 5-13 CHILDREN’S GARDEN SUMMER PROGRAM

ALL AGES / FREE GARDEN FUN STOP

ALL AGES / FREE PLANTMAKER STUDIO

AGES 0-5 / FREE NATURE PLAY

AGES 7-12 WITH ADULT

AGES 7-11

AGES 5-7

AGES 3-5 WITH ADULT

Origami Folding Station

Hand-Made Plant Paper

Hidden Views

Nature Play

Pollinator House Hunting Pollinator House Hunting

Origami Folding Station

Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Nature Arts and Crafts Day Camp Hand-Made Plant Paper

Wild About Animals Day Camp

Garden Harvest Hoopla Day Camp

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Origami Folding Station

Hand-Made Plant Paper

Pollinator House Hunting Garden Chefs Seed Sowers Pollinator House Hunting

Mighty Mites Mighty Mites Origami Folding Station

Nature Play

Hidden Views

Summer’s Greatest Hits PINECRAFT Day Camp: Take the World of Minecraft™ Outdoors! Hand-Made Plant Paper

Insect Safari Day Camp

Bug Hunters and Dirt Detectives Day Camp

Garden Chefs Seed Sowers Pollinator House Hunting

Mighty Mites Mighty Mites Origami Folding Station

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Pollinator House Hunting

Origami Folding Station

Hand-Made Plant Paper

Hidden Views

Butterfly Bonanza STEM Studio Day Camp Hand-Made Plant Paper

Nature Play

NATURE PLAY (AGES 0 TO 5 WITH AN ADULT) Saturdays, June - September, drop-in between 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Bring your favorite young ones to the Green Play Yard for free, easy activities to do together – both at the Arboretum and at home. Make time to pretend, wonder, create, and feel connected to nature! Green Play Yard, located outside the Learning Center

MIGHTY MITES FOR 5-7 YEAR OLDS $175 member/$200 non-member Monday Series, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Planting Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: May 5 & June 2 Summer Mondays 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: June 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13 OR Wednesday Series, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Planting Sundays 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: May 6 & June 3 Summer Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15 SEED SOWERS FOR 7-10 YEAR OLDS $215 member/$250 non-member Monday Series, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Planting Saturdays 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: May 5 & June 2 Summer Mondays 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: June 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13 GARDEN CHEFS FOR 10-13 YEAR OLDS $215 member/$250 non-member Wednesday Series, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Planting Sundays 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: May 6 & June 3 Summer Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15

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AGE 3-5 WITH AN ADULT

AGE 7-12 WITH AN ADULT

$120 member/$140 non-member includes all ten (choose all Thursday or all Friday) sessions, Arboretum admission for child and one adult, snacks, project, planting supplies.

Each class is $50 member/$65 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies. NOTE: Price is per project: One or two child(ren) + one adult per registration. Additional children beyond two should have their own accompanying adult and registration.

PEAPODS FOR PRESCHOOLERS, SUMMER SERIES 2018 Ten Summer Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. June 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23 Ten Summer Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. June 15, 22, 29 July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24 Each of the ten themed sessions sparks your child’s appreciation for nature through at-your-own-pace activities including planting, art, sensory and science, discovery zones, action and music, story time, Green Play Yard adventures, greenhouse exploration and snack. Limit 65 children + adults, Learning Center

PLANT MAKER STUDIO (ALL AGES) Saturdays and Sundays Year Round, Drop-in between noon - 4 p.m. June - July: Blooming Branches Ink Painting August - September: Hand Made Plant Paper The Plant-Maker Studio offers “make a plant” experiences for all ages. Learning Center GARDEN FUN STOPS (ALL AGES)

GARDEN ORIGAMI FOLDING STATION Saturdays and Sundays June - September, Drop-in between noon - 4 p.m. Fold your own garden themed origami to talk home. What will you create: flower, leaf, acorn, or a bird? Learning Center

PINECRAFT Day Camp: Take the World of Minecraft™ Outdoors!

Creation Station Day Camp

Garden Chefs Seed Sowers Pollinator House Hunting

Mighty Mites Mighty Mites Origami Folding Station

Hidden Views PeaPods for Preschoolers PeaPods for Preschoolers 11 5 6 7 8 9 10

Pollinator House Hunting

Origami Folding Station

Hand-Made Plant Paper

Hidden Views

CSI Arboretum Arboretum Expedition for Adventure! Day Camp

Eco-Spy Academy Day Camp

Blooming Branches Ink

Let’s Cook Together

Nature Play

Magic School Bus Arboretum Adventure Day Camp

Garden Chefs Seed Sowers Pollinator House Hunting

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Pollinator House Hunting

Origami Folding Station

Blooming Branches Ink

Mighty Mites Mighty Mites Origami Folding Station

Nature Play

Hidden Views

Gifts from the Honey Bee Arboretum Expedition for Adventure! Day Camp Blooming Branches Ink

Eco-Spy Academy Day Camp

Magic School Bus Arboretum Adventure Day Camp

Origami Folding Station

Blooming Branches Ink

Pollinator House Hunting Garden Chefs Seed Sowers Pollinator House Hunting

Mighty Mites Mighty Mites Origami Folding Station

Nature Play

Hidden Views

Mud! Hogswood Forest School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Day Camp Blooming Branches Ink

Paper, Paint & Plants: Nature Arts and Crafts Day Camp

Where the Wild Things Are Day Camp

Seed Sowers Pollinator House Hunting

Garden Chefs

Mighty Mites Origami Folding Station

Mighty Mites Raptors and Ravens Day Camp Blooming Branches Ink

Hidden Views PeaPods PeaPods 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Pollinator House Hunting

Origami Folding Station

Blooming Branches Ink

Hidden Views Fort Building

Nature Play

Where the Wild Things Are Day Camp

Hogswood Forest School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Day Camp

Hidden Views PeaPods PeaPods Help Butterflies Together 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Origami Folding Station

Blooming Branches Ink

Pollinator House Hunting Pollinator House Hunting

Origami Folding Station

Blooming Branches Ink

Nature Play

Hidden Views PeaPods PeaPods

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Origami Folding Station

Blooming Branches Ink

Pollinator House Hunting Garden Chefs Seed Sowers Pollinator House Hunting

Mighty Mites Mighty Mites Origami Folding Station

Nature Play

Hidden Views

Buzz About Bees Hogswood Forest School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Day Camp Blooming Branches Ink

STEM Studio Day Camp

Creation Station Day Camp

Garden Chefs Seed Sowers

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Pollinator House Hunting

Origami Folding Station

Blooming Branches Ink

Pollinator House Hunting

Mighty Mites Mighty Mites Origami Folding Station

Nature Play

Hidden Views

Arts & Crafts: Trash to Treasure PINECRAFT Day Camp: Take the World of Minecraft™ Outdoors! Blooming Branches Ink

Wild About Animals Day Camp

Summer Camp Party with Dolls or Stuffed Animals

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Origami Folding Station

Blooming Branches Ink

Pollinator House Hunting Pollinator House Hunting

Origami Folding Station

Nature Play

Hidden Views PeaPods PeaPods Hidden Views

Blooming Branches Ink

Pollinator House Hunting

Origami Folding Station

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Pollinator House Hunting

Origami Folding Station

Blooming Branches Ink

Hidden Views Hidden Views

Blooming Branches Ink

Let’s Grow Sunflowers!

Nature Play

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2018 SUMMER KIDS PROGRAM CALENDAR

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HOUSE HUNTING FOR POLLINATORS Saturdays and Sundays June - September, Drop-in between 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Make a hollow stem home-starter to hang up, find out what bare soil is best for native ground dwelling bees, and get ideas for what you can do to make pollinators welcome in your neighborhood. Bee Center

Pairs of gardeners will tend kid-sized plots of vegetables and flowers throughout the summer! Plant, water, harvest, investigate, taste-test, explore, participate in scientific discovery, learn the value of teamwork, and marvel at the delicious treats we create in the kitchen!

INTERGENERATIONAL TOGETHERTIME PROGRAMS

FREE DROP-IN ACTIVITIES

HIDDEN VIEWS Tuesdays and Saturdays June - September, Drop-in between 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Uncover hidden plant views with table top activities that will challenge your eyes. Make a take-away garden viewer designed to refresh your sense of wonder. Morgan Terrace (behind the Snyder Building)

CHILDREN’S GARDEN

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HELPFUL TIPS Adults should attend with their child. If you plan to miss a session, you may send someone else to take your place at no charge! Call 612-301-1210 to inquire. Non-participating siblings are welcome to attend at no charge if they are not a distraction to the group. Siblings who participate (planting projects, snack, etc) should also be registered at the regular fee. Individual class sessions may be available for purchase at a prorated price by calling 612-301-1210. Luminaimages/Shutterstock

DAY CAMPS & PROGRAMS SUMMER 2018

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LET’S GROW SUNFLOWERS TOGETHER! Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Get a closer look at sunflowers with microscopes, and learn about sunflower diversity and heliotropism- how sunflowers grow to face the sun! Plant your favorite kind of sunflower to grow at home, make sunflower snacks for backyard creatures, and sunflower snacks for you! Limit 12 adult+child projects, Learning Center LET’S HELP BUTTERFLIES TOGETHER! Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Learn what plants and flowers are important for Minnesota butterflies, and get an amazing up-close look with microscopes. Pot up plants to help caterpillars and butterflies in your backyard, and meet some caterpillars! Search for butterflies and make a butterfly feeder to hang in your garden! Limit 12 adult+child projects, Learning Center LET’S COOK TOGETHER! Saturday, August 4, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Plant some wheat to take home and grow, then try your hand at grinding wheat into flour. Make your own pizza dough, and add fresh healthy veggie toppings. While the pizza bakes, you will have a chance to investigate herbs and make a seed art picture with grains. Limit 12 adult+child projects, Learning Center LET’S BUILD TOGETHER! Saturday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Build miniature “gnome homes” and create creatures from pinecones. Make a tiny table complete with an acorn tea set. Play a plant parts matching game and spend some microscope time zooming in on tree seeds, leaves, bark and wood. Limit 12 adult+child projects, Learning Center

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AGES 5-7: (FOUR-DAY) SUMMER DAY CAMPS

AGES 7-11: (FOUR-DAY) SUMMER DAY CAMPS

A great first-time summer camp for kids, start the summer off with an adventure full of variety, fun, and nature!

Learn, create & explore with fun Arboretum friends!

Each camp $120 members/$138 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and any project supplies. Limit 16. SUMMER PARTY WITH DOLLS OR STUFFED ANIMALS Monday - Thursday, June 18 - 21, 9 a.m. - noon Share the fun of camp with a doll or stuffed animal as you create, play, bake, make, plant, and end the week with a festive tea party using herbs from the garden!

Each four-day camp $120 members/$138 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, snacks and any project supplies. Limit 16 each camp.

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hour (bring your own bag lunch) filled with bonus games and activities, PLUS flexible extended drop off (between 8:30 - 9 a.m.) and pick-up (between 4 - 4:30 p.m.) times!

WILD ABOUT ANIMALS Choose a session Monday - Thursday, June 18 - 21, 9 a.m. - noon Monday - Thursday, August 20 - 23, 9 a.m. - noon Special Guest: Live birds from University of Minnesota Raptor Center Become a wildlife biologist using nets, magnifying glasses, binoculars, and field guides to learn which creatures call the Arboretum home! Hone scientific observation skills through group team-building games, participating in real citizen science research projects and getting an up-close look at live raptors!

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INSECT SAFARI Monday - Thursday, August 13 - 16, 9 a.m. - noon Special Guests: Como Park Zoo Investigate insects’ unique adaptations, fascinating life-cycle transformations, and the wildly different ways they have to see, smell, hear, and communicate. Become a bug detective with exotic, live specimens from Como Zoo. Suit up like a beekeeper to look inside a honey bee hive and build bugfriendly habitats to attract and house insect visitors.

STEM STUDIO Choose a session Monday - Thursday, June 25 - 28, 9 a.m. - noon Monday - Thursday, August 6 - 9, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Investigations and innovations abound as the dynamic subjects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are used to inspire curiosity and new discoveries. Develop problem-solving skills using LEGO™ bricks, microscopes and other materials to conduct experiments. Team up to design, create, test, and refine solutions to engineering challenges like “the Animal Shelter,” “the Balance” and “the Mystery Box.”

BUG HUNTERS AND DIRT DETECTIVES Monday - Thursday, August 13 - 16, 9 a.m. - noon Special Guest: Exotic insects from Como Park Zoo Creepy crawlies are some of the coolest creatures around! Discover why these critters play an important role in the ecosystem and where the best places are to observe these animals in action. GARDEN HARVEST HOOPLA Monday - Thursday, August 20 - 23, 9 a.m. - noon Collect herbs, vegetables and flowers, then use the harvested goodies to mix up tasty snacks and create works of art. Use science principles to inspect the insides of fruits and vegetables and bring home some beauty from the garden to share with family.

ARBORETUM EXPEDITION FOR ADVENTURE! Choose a session Monday - Thursday, July 23 - 26, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday, July 30 - August 2, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Learn paddling basics by venturing to the Arboretum’s newly-opened Lake Tamarack site for canoeing and exploration of its many diverse ecosystems. Have a blast biking with new friends to the life-guarded Lake Minnewashta Beach for swimming and a watershed study. Create solar ovens and learn survival skills with additional games and activities that encourage teamwork, safety, and a sense of accomplishment.

PINECRAFT: TAKE THE WORLD OF MINECRAFT TM OUTDOORS! Choose a session Monday - Thursday, June 18 - 21, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday, August 6 - 9, 9 a.m. - noon Monday - Thursday, August 13 - 16, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Get away from the screen and into the wild.

MAGIC SCHOOL BUS ARBORETUM ADVENTURE Choose a session Monday - Thursday, July 23 - 26, 9 a.m. - noon Monday - Thursday, July 30 - August 2, 9 a.m. - noon Based on the celebrated book series, “The Magic School Bus,” favorite kid activities like puppet shows, songs, and mud play are coupled with the use of binoculars, microscopes and magnifying glasses to look closer at scientific concepts and connections in the natural world.

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ECO SPY ACADEMY Choose a session Monday - Thursday, July 23 - 26, 9 a.m. - noon Monday - Thursday, July 30 - August 2, 9 a.m. - noon * * TOP SECRET * * Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to work undercover to develop skills of stealth, awareness and survival. Receive top-secret instruction, a secret agent name, and mysteries to solve. Conduct experiments and investigations in chromatography, forensics and code-breaking. Team up with other secret agents to hunt for clues that will reveal some of the Arboretum’s hidden wonders.

TIP: Combine a morning camp with a corresponding afternoon camp for a full-day bundle! Includes an extra lunch

CREATION STATION Choose a session Monday - Thursday, June 25 - 28, 9 a.m. - noon Monday - Thursday, August 6 - 9, 9 a.m. - noon Discover how unusual art-project materials such as spray bottles, twigs and antacid tabs can be used to design unique works of art. Play with color by concocting fizzy mixtures, chalkboard slime, and a DIY lava lamp. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Choose a session Monday - Thursday, July 9 - 12, 9 a.m. - noon Monday - Thursday, July 16 - 19, 9 a.m. - noon Special Guest: Live birds from University of Minnesota Raptor Center Let the Wild Rumpus start! Explore the Arboretum’s wonder-filled hidden places while searching for wild things high and low. Crafts, cooking, games, hikes, dancing, wallowing in squishy mud, and experience an up-close encounter with real wild things from the UofM’s Raptor Center!

PAPER, PAINT & PLANTS: NATURE ARTS AND CRAFTS Monday - Thursday, July 16 - July 19, 9 a.m. - noon Bring science and nature together by using harvested plants and bits of nature to make petal paint and seed paper. Take home a plant in an unusual container, investigate unique leaf shapes and create prints using sun-reactive dye! Create colorful mosaic designs, origami animals, and more.

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HOGSWOOD FOREST SCHOOL OF WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY Choose a session Monday - Thursday, June 25 - 28, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday, July 9 - 12, 9 a.m. - noon Monday - Thursday, July 16 - 19, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Special Guest: Live birds from University of Minnesota Raptor Center Meet a live owl, play Quidditch, brew Butterbeer, explore the Forbidden Forest, and compete in a Triwizard Tournament. RAPTORS AND RAVENS Monday - Thursday, July 9 - 12, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Special Guest: Live birds from University of Minnesota Raptor Center Get an exhilarating, up-close and personal look at a different live raptor each day! Learn about flight, diets, feathers, bills, and feet. Make a bird feeder to take home!

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EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER: NATURE ARTS AND CRAFTS Monday - Thursday, August 20 - 23, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Develop new skills and techniques in weaving, painting, and drawing focusing on a new elemental theme each day. Sculpt with mud, design a nature-inspired wind chime, play with watercolors and use sunlight in imaginative ways!

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Takes place at the Learning Center picnic shelters

AGES 7-11: FRIDAY FAVORITES (ONE-DAY) SUMMER DAY CAMPS Combine these fun-packed morning sessions with four-day camps to make a 5-day session, or just come for the day! Each one-day camp $30 members/$35 non-members, includes Arboretum admission, a snack, and any project supplies (Please bring your own lunch). Limit 16. ARTS AND CRAFTS-TRASH TO TREASURE Friday, June 22, 9 a.m. - noon Let trash inspire your imagination! Explore your creative side with a full morning of arts and crafts activities seeing things people normally throw away in new and surprising ways. THE BUZZ ABOUT BEES Friday, June 29, 9 a.m. - noon Go on a pollinator safari to learn about the incredible diversity of bees that call Minnesota home. Observe bee behavior, taste test honey, and put on a beekeeping suit to get an up-close look inside a working honey bee hive. FORT BUILDING Friday, July 13, 9 a.m. - noon Become a master fort builder this summer! Using sticks, rope and other natural material, campers will work together to construct oneof-a-kind shelters for a morning of imaginative outdoor play! MUD! Friday, July 20, 9 a.m. - noon Explore, play, jump and squish in mud, glorious mud! Create mud crafts, search for critters that live in the mud and eat a “dirt” cup snack. Parents, don’t worry! Kids are 100% washable, and will be sprinkler-washed before being returned to you.

GIFTS FROM THE HONEY BEE HIVE Friday, July 27, 9 a.m. - noon Explore the extraordinary life of a honey bee colony and how it creates honey, beeswax, and other treasures. Make your own beeswax products and honey treats! CSI ARBORETUM Friday, August 3, 9 a.m. - noon Put your detective skills to work solving uniquely Arboretum-themed “whodunits.” Use forensic tools and techniques, teamwork, and real plant science to unlock clues and unravel mysteries. BUTTERFLY BONANZA Friday, August 10, 9 a.m. - noon Search for eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, and butterflies! Use magnifiers and microscopes to look at them up close, create uniquely butterfly-themed crafts. SUMMER’S GREATEST HITS Friday, August 17, 9 a.m. - noon Come for an action-packed day filled with crafts, games, science experiments, adventures and fun camp-tacular surprises!

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Kids Day Camps and Programs Summer 2018  

Kids Day Camps and Programs for Summer 2018 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Kids Day Camps and Programs Summer 2018  

Kids Day Camps and Programs for Summer 2018 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.