Programs Canceled through April

To protect the safety and well-being of our guests and staff, the Arboretum has suspended all public programming through April, including classes, guided trail walks and youth programming. Participants that have registered for Wee Naturalist classes in March will be automatically refunded their registration fee. Please allow 7-10 business days for your process to go through. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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.
  • For a Sibling Discount, please enter the promo code WNAC1 when prompted during registration.
  • All participants should be dressed for an outdoor program and ready to explore!


The Wee Naturalist program meets on Mondays, 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 11:15 a.m.

**Pre-registration closes at 9am on each class day, so be sure to sign up early!**

For more information about the Wee Naturalist program, contact Michelle Pearce, Youth Education Coordinator, at 828-665-2492 ext. 624.