Family Activities

Get outdoors with the whole family!

Enjoy being together, getting some fresh air and exercise, learning about the flora and fauna of our region.

No matter the reason you come or the event you attend, it's going to be a grand experience as every member of the family connects with nature! Nature nurtures the heart, the soul and the mind - no matter what your age.

Mark your calendar to bring the family to one of our FREE (with paid admission to the gardens) special events - like Hot Summer Days in June, July or August, Hedge Apple Day in October, and four Arboretum Nights  - or come any day of the year (except December 25) to hike a trail, play in the Children's Garden, be amazed by the beauty of our fabulous Monet Garden, visit the Train Garden, or just smell the roses!

Classes and special events may have an additional admission as noted.

Check the Arboretum Calendar for all upcoming events and activities for families.

Enchanted Faire
Hedge Apple Day

September 21, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

It’s an Autumn tradition at the Arboretum – Hedge Apple Day is full of nature crafts, story telling, puppet shows, and more! Make one of our classic Hedge Apple Goblins. All materials are collected right here at the Arboretum.

Holiday Luminary Walk
Hot Summer Days

June 14, July 12, and August 9, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This event features water games for the whole family, prepare to get wet and maybe a little messy. Splashing around will help keep the temperatures down, and everyone will enjoy this cool down activity. We will also be making ice art and enjoying icy treats!

Nights at the Arboretum

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8909 W. 179 St.,
Overland Park, KS 66013
The Arboretum is open seven days a week.
Oct. 1-April 9: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
April 10-Sept. 30: 8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
(Fourth Saturday of June: closes at Noon)
Dec. 25 - Closed

Free for members of Friends of the Arboretum
$3.00 Adult
$1.00 Child 6-12
Free 5 years and younger
No admission charge on Tuesdays.