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Children's Program

Mayday! Mayday! Children's ProgramThrough the Children’s Program, the JC Raulston Arboretum welcomes children, youth, and families to explore and learn together.  A variety of creative, fun, science-based programs are available to experience the gardens and explore the interaction between people and plants.


Program Offerings

Upcoming Children's Programs
Third Annual Spring Egg Hunt
April 12, 2014 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
April 13, 2014 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
April 14, 2014 (Monday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
April 15, 2014 (Tuesday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
April 16, 2014 (Wednesday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
April 17, 2014 (Thursday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
April 18, 2014 (Friday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
April 19, 2014 (Saturday) – 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
April 20, 2014 (Sunday) – 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
April 21, 2014 (Monday) – 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Homeschool Day
April 22, 2014 (Tuesday) – 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Garden Storytime
May 30, 2014 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM
Garden Storytime
June 13, 2014 (Friday) – 10:30 AM–11:30 AM
Summer Garden Camp
June 16, 2014 (Monday) through June 19, 2014 (Thursday)
Visit the Events section for other more events.

Ongoing Programs

Garden Storytime, Garden Buds, Afternoon Walks, and so much more!

Family Fun Events

Enjoy time with your family at these fun special events.

Summer Garden Camps

Enrich your child's summer with a week in the garden creating, learning, playing, and exploring.

Homeschool and School Groups

Expand your classroom's boundaries with a field trip experience.

Y Guide and Y Princess

Patches! Bring the tribe for outdoor programs or schedule a tribe meeting.

Boy and Girl Scouts

Fun programs designed to fulfill badge requirements in one afternoon!

For more information about our children's programs, please contact Elizabeth Overcash, Children's Program coordinator at (919) 513-7011 or

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