It's Time for Pumpkins!, Grades K-2

Garden Science

  • Friday, October 20, 2023 – 11:00 am12:15 pm

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Join us in the garden this fall for hands-on science in our living laboratory! Each week will feature a different topic for exploration and hands-on activities related to botany. We've designed this year's homeschool programs with families in mind!

This week's exploration:
Just what makes pumpkins so special? Come find out and make one to take home. Just in time for Halloween!

Have an older student? Join us for the Afternoon Garden Science class for third through fifth grade. Students in third through fifth grades will meet in the Yurt from 1:00 am–2:30 pm to enjoy age-appropriate activities related to this week's topic.

Families are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the garden. If you have multiple ages of children participating, you can enjoy exploring the garden with siblings while you wait!

Suggested for students in grades K-2
$10.00 per student
Advance registration is required and available through our registration e-store. Registration is limited to 12 participants and is considered complete when payment is received.
Program cancellations can be made up to one week before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please contact Joy Burns, school program coordinator, at for more information about this program.