General Information


Due to current health restrictions,

Hayes Arboretum cannot host in-person summer courses. Instead, we are offering Explorer Packets all June and July for FREE! 

Please register your child's packet at least a week in advance so that our summer staff has ample time to put the kit together.

All Explorer Kits include:

  • scavenger hunt

  • word search

  • coloring page

  • tree cookie

  • handmade button

  • crafts that match the theme of the packet

  • story time videos

  • informational vlogs

In addition, each Saturday anytime from    9-5pm, there will be a matching themed interpretive hike on the West Side (801 Elks Road). Hikes are self-led and family-friendly.


Each Explorer Packet will have a page on our website where videos and hike information for the week can be found. The web pages will open for each course during its scheduled week and can be found under the "Events & Resources" dropdown at the top of the website. 

Explorer Packets will be available for pick-up during business hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 9-5pm) during their active week. There will be a labeled tote by the front door of the Nature Center.


Tiny Explorers [CLOSED]

June 2nd - 6th

Insect Investigators [CLOSED]

June 9th - 13th

Animal Trekkers [CLOSED]

June 16th - 20th

Eco Challenge [CLOSED]

June 23rd - 27th

Garden Club [CLOSED]

July 7th - 11th

Swamps & Streams [CLOSED]

July 14th - 18th

Feather Festival [CLOSED]

July 21st - 25th

Earth Art [CLOSED]

July 28th - Aug 1st

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