Spring activity kits for kids from The Dallas Arboretum

Spring activity kits for kids from The Dallas Arboretum

Spring break is right around the corner so, if you are looking for ways to keep your kiddos entertained you need to check out the these awesome activity kits from The Dallas Arboretum. This new addition to the Dallas Arboretum’s educational programming is DIY Garden Explorers, a spring learning kit created to engage with the garden from home.

Each kit includes everything needed to complete five hands-on, family-friendly earth and life science activities at home plus five additional resources to use with items found around the house. You’ll have everything you need, includes supplies for one participant and full instructions, a parent guide and additional supply list.

According to Dustin Miller, Dallas Arboretum’s director of experience and innovation, “We’ve had teachers and parents ask us to create something for their students and children to be able to do at home, and we think the kits will be very popular. Degreed educators designed these kits to help children grasp science concepts in an engaging manner.” DIY Garden Explorer Kits are perfect for spring break, a birthday party or an activity pack for the entire family. The kits also make great homeschool, afterschool or supplemental lesson. Miller added, “Our blended format really allows us to engage kids with NEW activities and experts in ways that we haven’t been able to in the past.”

photo courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum

Each kit includes:

  • Sandstone
  • Hypertufa plant
  • Seed Balls
  • Papermaking
  • Plant Press
  • Plus: additional lessons, activity sheets and a journal.


Digital Download $40 ($35 for Members)
Kit Pickup $65 ($60 for Members)
Kit Pickup + Zoom/Video Content $90 ($80 for Members)
Kit Pickup + Zoom/Video Content + Shipping $115 ($95 for Members)

Visit https://www.dallasarboretum.org/education/other-programs/ for more details  


We are big fans of the Dallas Arboretum and make it a point to visit a few times a year. You can check out some of my previous posts here and here

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. They are open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visitwww.dallasarboretum.org.

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