The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
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 at MBGNA

Discover, learn, and play on our trails and in the Gaffield Children's Garden. Adventure backpacks filled with activities for self-guided fun are available during regular business hours from the front desk. We also offer several childrens' workshops and group programs.

Saturday morning programs reflect the activities offered in our newsletter, and you can sign up for them on an individual basis. Summer guided youth programs include a range of activities from pond dipping to learning about butterflies.

  • Youth Classes & Programs

August

 8/15/2016 - Summer 2016 Children's Pop-up Programs - Cutting Garden Fun
 8/17/2016 - Trail Explorers - Kids Program
 8/22/2016 - Summer 2016 Children's Pop-up Program - Salt-dough Nature Sculpture
 8/29/2016 - Summer 2016 Children's Pop-up Program - Cutting Garden Fun

September

 9/17/2016 - September Family Stroll - Self-Guided Hike

October

 10/22/2016 - Harvest Spooktacular

November

 11/12/2016 - Kids are Chefs, Too! Melting Pot Soups

December

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