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Pick up our new adventure activity backpack in the main lobby and explore the wetlands of Matthaei Botanical Gardens with this handy, printable Wetland Adventure Booklet.

Adveunture backpacks
Adventure Backpack

Youth Programs - Family Programs

Three great summer family programs will give you a taste of nature, science, and art. Programs are free unless noted otherwise.

Sun., July 21, 1-4 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Things with Wings

Celebrate our winged friends! This special event includes Monarch Watch with live butterflies and information on monarch migration; Washtenaw County Audubon Society with information on Safe Passage; and Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers with an observation hive and information on backyard beekeeping. Fun for the whole family! NOTE: This is a free event. No registration required.

Sun., Aug. 18, 10 am-2 pm
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts.
Dog Day of Summer at the Arb

Bring the family pooch to the Arb for a walk or a picnic. The Humane Society of Huron Valley will be on hand with adoption information. All dogs must be leashed! NOTE: This is a free event. No registration required.


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