The North Carolina Arboretum offers year-round educational programs and learning experiences for adults, families, youth, school groups, and trade professionals that focus on environmental sustainability, art, science and economic development. From classes, to self-guided programs, to lectures and symposia, the Arboretum serves more than 18,000 children and 6,000 adults annually.

Adult Education Programs

The North Carolina Arboretum’s Adult Education Programs provide learning opportunities for adults every year through classes, certificate of merit programs, continuing education and more. Learn more here

Youth & Family Programs

Get outdoors and explore! Kids and families can experience the Arboretum through a variety of educational programs that inspire adventure, exploration and environmental awareness. Programs range from free, self-guided activities to camps and formal programs. Learn More Here

School Groups

Inspire your student’s curiosity about science, nature and art with one of the Arboretum’s many school programs, including field trips, classroom visits and self-guided tours. Learn more Here

Certificate Programs & Professional Development

The Arboretum is pleased to offer several certificate and professional development programs through its Education Department. All certificate programs follow strict curriculum guidelines and protocols to ensure participants receive the best experience from leading educators and instructors. View certificate programs here.

Green industry professionals seeking continuing education units (CEUs) or those who simply want to stay abreast of the latest news and trends can attend The North Carolina Arboretum’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) symposium. This annual event brings in some of the industry’s leading academics and professionals to reveal the latest techniques in solving pest problems using beneficial insects. Find out more about the IPM symposium here.