Growing Minds

Growing Minds Youth Programs

Growing Minds is a program series for kids and families that inspire a sense of wonder about the natural world within the beautiful setting of the Morris Arboretum. The classes offer children and their caregivers the opportunity to connect meaningfully with nature, through a wide variety of creative and educational programs. Take a look and sign up for these programs that are certain to be enriching, fun, and memorable!


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Seeds to Sprouts, Autumn Adventures! Session 2
Pam Newitt
Educator and Founder, Nature by the Yard

Is your 2-4 year old toddler a budding naturalist? Join us this fall for a series of outdoor adventures designed to introduce children and their caregivers to the wonders of the natural world! Each session will include guided exploration through the Arboretum and a craft to take home. Children must be walking and accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the outdoors and for the weather. Class size is limited to the first 15 registrants.

Our most popular children's series! Sign up for one or both sessions, each class is a new adventure!

Session 2: Six Mondays: October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Members: $125 for each six-week session
Non-members: $155 for each six-week session
Members: $230 for both sessions (1 and 2)
Non-members: $290 for both sessions (1 and 2)
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/23/2017 and ending 11/27/2017 at 10:30AM
Attendees: 1 $ 125.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 115.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 155.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

Free Storytime at the Arboretum (Ages 1-5) 11/24/17 (Class is Full)
Tegan Conner-Cole
Youth Services Librarian, Wissahickon Valley Public Library

Amy Ambler
Children’s Librarian, Free Library of Springfield Township

Join us for fun and engaging reading sessions with local librarians. Each session is tailored to the changing seasons and complements the natural setting of the Arboretum. Storytime is held outdoors in nice weather, at the Outdoor Children’s Classroom, next to the Widener Visitor Center.
In the case of inclement weather, Storytime is held in the Upper Gallery at the Visitor Center.

Storytime is free for members. For non-members, Storytime is free with Arboretum admission.
Advance registration is required for each session.
Friday, November 24, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 No Charge

Kids Holiday Centerpiece (Ages 6-12)
Cheryl Wilks
Floral Educator, Florist, and Owner of Flowers on Location

Design a beautiful fresh flower and evergreen centerpiece to use on your family’s holiday table or to give as a gift. Working with fresh evergreens is fragrant and festive, and you will learn about fresh flower arranging as you produce your unique creation. To make it extra special you can add a candle, pine
cones, ribbons, and flowers. Your finished arrangement will last for a minimum of two weeks. Success is guaranteed! This enjoyable educational workshop is for kids from 6 to 12 years old.
Bring a box to take home your creation.

Sunday, December 17
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 38.00 ea.

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