Virtual Programs

Check out our YouTube channel for regular videos about the animals and plants that call Mount Pisgah Arboretum home and virtual walks for kids and adults.

Virtual Resources for Teachers- Monthly Videos and Seesaw Activities

Mushroom Video and Seesaw activities (for K-2nd grade) Mushroom Parts PuzzleName the MushroomPlants vs FungusWhat Eats Mushrooms? (for 3rd-5th grade) Mushroom Parts Puzzle – Name the MushroomFungus in the Forest

Carpenter Ants video and Seesaw activities (for K-2nd grade) Ant JourneyDay in the Life of an AntAnts and Seeds (for 3rd-5th grade) Match the Ant Body PartsHow Ants Help the ForestBest Job in the Colony

If these activities and videos are useful to you, please consider making at one time donation of $20-$30 for their use here.

In-Person Programs

Pre-registration and masks for anyone 5 years and older are required. Maximum group size 10. We will be doing temperature checks and running through a COVID symptoms questionnaire before the start of each program.

Registration for Spring Arboretum Exploration Programs- our youth after school program- is now open! See more information below.

Wednesday Weekly Walks – With a different topic each week, you can sign up for as many as you’d like. See our calendar of events for information about each walk. These walks are from either 10am-Noon or 1-3pm. They start at the Mount Pisgah Arboretum Education Building. $5 per person, kids 4 and under free. One walk a month is free for members. It will be labeled as a free for members walk on our calendar.

Arboretum Exploration – A weekly 2.5 hour “after school” type program for elementary kids ages 5-11, where they can explore Mount Pisgah with games, hikes, stories and journaling activities. 1-3:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting the first week of March through the first week of June. Allowing for the uncertainty of a return to in-person schooling, you can sign up for each session individually. That way, your student can participate a few times a month or weekly as your schedule allows. Arboretum Members- get one session free if you sign up for 4 sessions at a time with a 25% discount. 10 students per session max. Sign up here.

Private Group ProgramWant to do a weekly or one-time 2-hour program with only your quarantine “pod” or family? You must have at least 5 students in your group. These are a great alternative to birthday parties! $5 per person, kids 4 and under free. Email [email protected] with your request.


Other Programs

Our partners, Whole Earth Nature School, and Nearby Nature, will be running half-day and full-day 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!