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

July

 7/11/2016 - Summer 2016 Children's Garden Pop-Up Program - Stone Stacking for Young Builders
 7/13/2016 - Paper Crafts - Kids Program
 7/17/2016 - Things with Wings
 7/25/2016 - Summer 2016 Children's Garden Pop-Up Program - Digging for Dinosaurs

August

 8/1/2016 - Summer 2016 Children's Pop-up Programs - Digging for Buried Treasures
 8/8/2016 - Summer 2016 Children's Pop-up Programs - Make Music with Nature
 8/10/2016 - Incredible Edibles - Kids Program
 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

December

 12/10/2016 - Holiday Kids Program

For further information about these projects or links, please contact us.


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