Hoyt Arboretum offers a variety of field trips and nature programs to get youth outside and to nurture the next generation of environmental stewards.
Tree Time! Preschool Walks are scheduled on Mondays at 10am year-round and explores toddler-friendly themes like slugs, bugs, and puddles. Recommended for children ages 2 to 6 year olds.
Pop Up Nature! encourages youth to learn about different natural science topics through pop-up nature displays and self-led activities. Pop Up Nature! is a free, family-friendly activity to get acquainted with all that Hoyt Arboretum has to offer. This program runs seasonally from June to August.
School field trips for elementary students and other private youth groups can be scheduled for groups of 20 to 60 students. Trips are led by volunteer Arboretum Naturalists and introduce students to the life cycles, adaptations, and biodiversity of trees.
Family Forest Days are monthly nature celebrations at Hoyt Arboretum. One Saturday a month from April through August, stop by the Stevens Pavilion to explore different natural science themes to better get to know your favorite living tree museum.
Discovery Packs are backpacks supplied with field guides, magnifying lenses, and self-led activities for children in K-5th grades. They are perfect for families or small student groups that are looking for self-guided exploration at Hoyt Arboretum.
Upcoming Youth & Family Events
Tree Time! Preschool Walk September 27, 2021 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am