Spring Arboretum Exploration– Registration Now Open!
Tuesday afternoons 3:30-5:30PM for youth 5-11
Session 1- March 1-April 19 (no program Spring Break week)
Session 2- April 26-June 7
Explore Mt. Pisgah Tuesday afternoons. Learn about the many surprising and amazing animals and plants living right here with hikes, games, stories and journaling activities. Rolling drop off between 3:15 and 3:30. $105 per 7-week session. Arboretum Members get a discount- $85 per session. Scholarships available. 15 students max. Masks required for Session 1 because of the recent COVID surge. During Session 2 we plan to follow OR State Health Authority guidelines, which currently don’t require masks outdoors. Questions? Email [email protected] Register here.
Arboretum Summer Club– Registration Now Open!
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am-1pm for youth 5-11
Play, Learn and Explore! Enjoy everything Mt. Pisgah has to offer in the summer every Tuesday or Wednesday from 10am-1pm. Each week has its own theme (Tues and Wed sessions are the same) and can be signed up for individually. $20 per session Members, $30 Non-Members. Scholarships available. 15 students max each day. Themes: Nature Art, Bugs and Little Critters, Survival Day, Forests, Mt. Pisgah Olympics, River Exploration, Animal Tracking, Treasure Hunt.
Do you enjoy walking in the Arboretum with your family? Have you or your child ever seen something interesting on the trail and you wished you knew more about it? Why not join us for family walks? They’re a great way for everyone to learn more about this place that you love together. After a family walk you’ll be showing off your new knowledge of the plants and animals of Mt. Pisgah for each other and friends. We offer guided nature walks for families a few times each month. See our calendar of events for information about each walk and to sign up. These walks are from either 10am-Noon or 1-3pm. They start at the Mount Pisgah Arboretum Education Building. FREE for Arboretum Members, Non-Members- $5 per person, kids 4 and under always free. Masks (for everyone 4 and up) are required.
Private Group Program
Want to do a weekly, monthly or one-time 2-hour program with family or friends? These are a great option for homeschool groups and a fun alternative to a traditional birthday party. They can be set up to fit your schedule. Max 15, Minimum 8 participants. $5 per person, kids 4 and under free. Email [email protected] with your request.
Check out our YouTube channel for videos about the animals and plants that call Mount Pisgah Arboretum home as well as virtual walks for kids and adults.
Virtual Resources for Teachers- Monthly Videos and Seesaw Activities
Tadpole Video and Seesaw activities (for K-2nd grade) Tree Frog Life Cycle – The Best Place for Tadpoles – Frog Kid! (for 3rd-5th grade) Put the Tree Frog in the Right Habitat – The Best Part of a Frog – Life at the Pond
Wildflower Video and Seesaw activities (for K-2nd grade) Parts of a Flower – Flower Observations – Create a Flower and Pollinator (for 3rd-5th grade) Parts of a Flower – Flower Observations – Match the Pollinator to the Flower
If these activities and videos are useful to you, please consider making at one time donation of $20-$30 for their use here.
Our partners, Whole Earth Nature School, and Nearby Nature, run full-day summer camps and homeschool programs at the Arboretum as well. If you are looking for a longer program for your child, please click the links above to learn more!