Children ages two to five will delight in short nature walks, stories, crafts and live animal visits from the Arboretum’s classroom critters. The Arboretum’s professional environmental educators introduce a whole host of nature topics that invite children to explore the natural world as well as their own interests and abilities.

  • Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Younger siblings under two years of age as well as adults attend free of charge. To ensure a quality program, older siblings (above age five) are not permitted to attend.
  • All participants receive free parking when pre-registering online (highly recommended). Drop in registrations are accepted only if space allows.
  • All participants should be dressed for an outdoor program and ready to explore!

Schedule

The Wee Naturalist program runs March through May and September through November. The classroom opens for exploration at 9:30 a.m., the program begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and concludes at 11:30 a.m.

For more information about the Wee Naturalist program, contact Michelle Pearce, Youth Education Coordinator, at 828-665-2492 ext. 224.