At Home Nature Adventures
The Arboretum continues to help children and families explore nature-based learning at home. From the scientific to the whimsical, our At Home Nature Adventures offer hands-on activities designed to help kids and families connect to nature and all its magic! Programs can easily be done in any living environment, can be adapted to different ages and skill levels, and simply require nature, some common household materials, and imagination! We will be adding new exciting, activities each month, and would love to see your Nature Adventure results! Share your photos on social media with the hashtags #LAArboretumKids and #LAArboretumAtHome, or email them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured in our social media pages.
Thanks to Edison International for sponsoring At Home Nature Adventures.
New At Home Adventures
Explore the importance of fungi with a tasty treat!
Discover the diversity of insects by creating your own.
Explore the wonder of coral reefs while making your own coral biome from scratch!
Create a delicious treat while learning about the importance of our pollinator friends!
Become a nature architect while investigating germination!
Create your own St. Patrick's Day gold while exploring the rocks in your area!
Make unique Valentine's while practicing fine motor skills!
Generate hopes and dreams for the new year while exploring the symbolism of the natural world!
Celebrate the winter solstice with this creative festive craft!
Embrace the changing seasons while exploring autumnal signs of nature!
Discover the principles of habitat while creating a magical autumnal world!
Explore the cycle of changing seasons while creating a unique piece of art!
Make and enjoy a beautiful snack while learning about the sun!
Create your own exploding seed pod while learning about seed dispersal!
Physics, biology, and engineering smash together in this fun science experiment!
Help leprechauns along their journeys while creating little outdoor worlds!
Create nature-based Valentines while learning about geology!
Explore the science of crystals while creating winter decorations!
Fill your home with the scents of the holidays while painting with and learning about winter seasonings!
Observe your jack-o-lanterns "aging" while learning about decomposition!
Explore the science of ocean currents while making a fun sensory toy!
Investigate natural environments while creating beautiful art!
Discover the aerodynamics of seed dispersal!
Explore states of matter while learning about bird nests!
Learn about capilary action by growing your own rainbow!
Explore the scientific reaction between salt and ice!
Plant seeds of hope for the new year!
Create a festive lantern while learning about the winter solstice!
Paint an autumn tree while learning about photosynthesis!
Make a botanical bookmark while learning about plants!
Create a rubber egg with this fun chemistry experiment!
"I notice, I wonder, it reminds me of..."
Bring toilet paper rolls to life with plants!
Create a beautiful edible landscape!
Explore the lifecycle of a tree by becoming one yourself!
Celebrate the earth’s exuberance with this fun, ancient tradition!
Use recycled materials to make beautiful floral paintings!
Discover vibrant ladybug communities right within your own!
Do a fun workout while exploring the signs of spring outside!
Create a plant-pendant that grows from your body heat!
Design beautiful egg creations using plant imprints and natural dyes!
Honor Earth Day with this fun sensory activity!
Document the nature in your city through this international collaboration!
Create a festive headpiece using natural materials!
Discover the magic of your natural surroundings!
Explore a tiny, fascinating world right in your neighborhood!