Visit the UW Botanic Gardens this fall for to see some colorful leaves, and participate in some fun activities for families with kids 2-12 years old!
For families with preschoolers 2-5 we have Family Nature Class – Through science-based exploration and outdoor play preschoolers and their caregivers will experience the UW Botanic Gardens using their senses. Above all, we will explore and let the natural curiosity of the young ones direct our adventures. Interested, but have an older child? Try our Friday Afternoon class from 1-3pm for families with children ages 4-8.
For families with children 5-12 we have Park in the Dark – Night time is special at the Arboretum – the people and cars are gone, and the nocturnal animals move about. Night hikes are a chance for us to explore our senses, search for crepuscular and nocturnal movements in the forest and learn about night-related animal adaptations.
Families with children 6 and up can try out a Kayak Tour – Join us for this end of summer tradition at the Washington Park Arboretum as we tour our wetlands by kayaks generously loaned to us by Agua Verde Paddle Club. All proceeds go towards our Saplings Scholarship Fund that enables underprivileged students to take part in our hands-on, science-based school field trip programs.
Family Nature Class
WHO: Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. The group maximum is 12 children.
WHEN: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday from 9:30-11:30am for 2-5 year olds
OR Fridays, 1-3pm, for 4-8 year olds.
WHERE: Washington Park Arboretum (2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle)
ENTIRE SERIES: Sign up for 6 or more classes (any day of the week) $14/class for 1 adult and 1 child. Additional child: $7/class (children must be attending with the same adult to receive the second child discount). Additional adults are free!
INDIVIDUAL CLASSES: $18/class for 1 adult and 1 child. Additional child: $9/class (children must be attending with the same adult to receive the second child discount). Additional adults are free!
Park In The Dark
2015 Fall Dates
- Saturday, September 12, 7-8:30pm
- Saturday, September 26, 6:30-8pm
- Saturday, October 10, 6-7:30pm
- Saturday, October 24, 5:30-7pm
Cost is $8/person.
Meet at the Graham Visitors Center at the Washington Park Arboretum (2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle)
Register for both programs over the phone (206-685-8033), or online!
Fall Kayak Tours
No experience necessary; kayaks are doubles; max tour size is 12. Spaces are filling fast, so register today!
Suitable for children ages 6+. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Cost is $35 per person.
Register by emailing email@example.com or call 206-545-8570
- Thursday, September 10th 3pm and 5pm
- Friday, September 11th 3pm and 5pm
- Saturday, September 12th 9am, 11am, and 1pm
- Sunday, September 13th 9am, 11am, and 1pm
Photo Credit: Ethan Welty