Student and School Tours
Group Visits are available to school groups to explore the gardens without a guide.
Materials are available to help elementary students guide their own learning in the arboretum. Garden Adventure Packs are small backpacks issued to each group upon their arrival and collected when the group departs.
Choose from six different adventures based on grade level which focus on a part of the Arboretum grounds. Each tour includes Garden Adventure Packs (backpacks) containing all the curriculum and supplies needed for a one-hour, self-guided tour. After the tour stay for a picnic, play in our Children’s Garden or take a map and explore more of the natural world at Klehm. Some of the themes covered are:Pond and Grass Study, Dinosaurs and Groves and Cones Galore.
Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday, year-round. Backpack Garden Tours are designed for grades K – 5. We offer a self-guided tour for older students which covers our full property. For more information and to register your school: Download Registration Form
For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Dawn Pfluger at (815) 965-8146 or by emailing [email protected].