Homeschool Programs

Dive deeper into the science of the garden! Join us on a Homeschool Day for guided learning stations with hands-on science activities to enrich your studies. Extend your stay with a picnic lunch with friends and more time exploring the gardens.

I Spy! Tours (PreK–Grade 8)

Homeschool students have the opportunity to tour the gardens through our interactive I Spy! Tour program. Perfect for a family or group of up to ten participants, each tour includes a guided walk through the Arboretum while exploring a topic of interest along the way. Tours are purposely kept small to help maintain social-distancing while allowing students and families to explore the garden, make observations, have fun and learn something new together. 

Advance booking is required since tours are offered on a limited schedule.  Fee is paid when booking the tour through our online e-store.

For more information, current tour topics, or to book a tour, click here. (link to the I Spy! page)

Lunch & Lit in the Garden (Grades 6–8)

Who doesn't love a great story? Students bring lunch and listen to a classic read-aloud while relaxing under the shade of our trees. Each week, the group explores a different part of the Arbroetum's gardens and completes a nature activity inspired by the day's reading. It's a little literature, a bit of nature study, some artistic endeavors plus science, geography, and more!

Fall 2021

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Tuesdays, September 14–November 16, 2021 (10 weeks)
12:00 pm–1:30 pm
$100.00 per student

Spring 2022

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
More details coming soon.

Custom Programming

If you have a large group, class, co-op, or are looking for a program related to a specific science topic or curriculum, please contact Joy Burns, our school program coordinator, to discuss possible programming options to meet the needs of your students.

Upcoming Homeschool Programs