Discovery Packs

Discovery Packs

Explore Hoyt Arboretum on a self-guided adventure using our Discovery Packs.  Each pack is filled with tools to help children and their adults connect with the plants, animals, and fungi that find their homes along the trails. 

Hoyt Arboretum Friends has 3 Discovery Packs at the Visitor Center (open daily 10am-4pm) that can be checked out at the front desk on a first-come first-serve basis.  Supplies are suitable for children in K-5th grades. Limit 1 backpack per family.

Each backpack contains…

1 Trail map

3 Children’s Adventure Maps

1 pair of binoculars

3 magnifying lenses

1 hiking compass with How-to Guide

1 Beginner’s Guide to Birds book

1 Tree, Leaves, and Bark book

1 Nature-based storybook

1 Hoyt Arboretum Pocket Naturalist Guide

1 Laminated, seasonal nature search with dry erase marker


have fun discovering!


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