Visit the Arboretum for hands-on learning in an outdoor setting. Connect with other homeschool families in this program exclusively for you. Admission to the Arboretum is included; stay for just the program or for the entire day! Each program is aligned to PA state educational standards. This program is best suited for ages 5-12, but is open to all ages.
3rd Tuesday of each month, 10 – 11:30am
$10 members, $15 non-members (Fee is for the child only)
Seeds & Plants - September 19
Learn how plants have adapted to different environments, discover plant life cycles and reproductive strategies through flower dissection and explore Tyler’s diverse trees and plants.
Soil Investigators – October 17
Get your hands dirty and discover the texture of soil, dig in a compost bin, investigate forest soil layers, turn logs to see decomposition at work among other fun activities.
Nature’s Adaptations - November 21
Learn how some animals have adapted to survive in the wild. Compare artifacts from different species and have fun comparing your abilities to those of our native animal friends.
Afterschool Adventures Club
Connect with friends and nature after school! This series is designed to let kids be kids after a long day in the classroom. Children will explore the natural world around them, play outside, and discover the many critters that make nature so interesting. This program is for children in grades 1 & 2.
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm
Series Discount: $50 members, $80 non-members
Individual classes: $10 members, $15 non-members
Homeschool Group Field Trips
Join us for a nature adventure! Engage and inspire curious minds with hands-on exploration at Tyler Arboretum. Connect with nature through standards-based programs. Learn about plants, wildlife, and ecology through guided studies in 650 acres of woodland, meadow, and aquatic habitats. Tyler Arboretum offers everything you need to turn your students into champions of the natural world. Learning happens rain or shine with classroom space in our historic barn.
All of our field trip programs are available for home school groups. Our programs provide opportunities to integrate hands-on ecology, environmental science and plant science into your home school curriculum. For the best learning experience at Tyler, classes with mixed ages will be divided into age groups. Admission to the Arboretum is included; stay for just the program or for the entire day!
You’ll find full details of our school field trips in our fabulous new brochure, which you can view here.