Arboretum Explorers Program

Arboretum Explorers

Held on the Carleen Bright Arboretum grounds, we are looking to provide educational experiences and a green space for kids. It is an opportunity to get out of the class room or put down technology and discover the natural beauty right around the corner! Our Arboretum Explorers field trips are free, and the total time at the Arboretum is flexible and can be catered to fit your groups schedule. Whether it is a sack lunch on the Arboretum grounds or spending a few hours with us, we will do our best to accommodate!

We aim to help you get your group out of the classroom and in nature! We are happy to host a variety of sized classes and will give them an opportunity to stretch their legs and their minds! Give us a call at 254-399-9204 to check calendar availability for an Arboretum Explorers trip!

Sign Up

In order to reserve your touring time, you may download our sign-up form (PDF) and forward it to the Arboretum via email. We will get back to you within 48 hours to confirm your time slot!

Current Activities

  • Small group scavenger hunt
  • Leaf rubbings
  • Guided quiet walk in the Massey Meditation Grove
  • Guided short nature hike
  • Nature focused book reading

Group Sizes

  • Maximum Group Size: 40 children
  • Minimum Group Size: 10 children

Please note we are able to schedule groups larger than 40 back-to-back with activities and tours.

Adult Chaperons

  • For ages 5 and up: 1 adult chaperone for every 8 children
  • For ages below 5: 1 adult chaperone for every 5 children