Terrarium Kits for Kids 

Terrariums are a great hands-on learning experience for kids! For $10 (tax included) you can pick up your terrarium kit to assemble at home.You will receive a link to an instructional video, where Arboretum Staff will teach you how to make a terrarium using the supplies and plants provided. 

Pre-registration required as space is limited. For more information or to register contact arboretum@uky.edu or (859) 257-9339 with the followinginformation:the event you wish to join, your name, number of kits you would like, email address and phone number. 

Registered participants will be able to pickup your kit at The Arboretumon: 

March 17 between 10am-1pm 


March 18 between 2pm-6pm 

We will be collecting payment when you arrive to pick up your kit.(We will only accept exact change or check) 


Visit our Facebook Page to check out our Education Coordinator Dawn Bailey streaming weekly Live Facebook Videos on Thursdays at 10 am about all things gardening and The Arboretum.  You can also view previously recorded videos.

April 29 Amazing Plant Adaptation learn about amazing plant adaptations and a fun follow up activity for kids.

May 14 Tree and Leaf ID Learn to ID several Kentucky native trees and some fun facts about them. Follow up this video with a printable leaf ID worksheet for kids.

Facebook Live Leaf and Tree ID Worksheet

May 21 Tree Appreciation Activities Learn fun facts about trees and how to use an app that tells you about the benefits you receive from the trees in your neighborhood. 

May 29 Scat (a.k.a. Poop) See some Kentucky native animal scat and how to identify the poop you come upon while hiking in the woods. Print and draw your own scat for each of the animals we learn about in the video. 

Facebook Live Animal Scat Worksheet

June 4 Conifer Trees of Kentucky Take a tour of three Kentucky native conifer trees. Learn about their adaptations and how to identify them. 

Facebook Live Leaf and Tree ID Worksheet

June 11 Bird Beaks, Wings, and Feet Learn about some bird adaptations by looking at preserved specimens from the UK Biology Department. 

June 18 Flower Adaptations See some common houseplants and native Kentucky flowers and the amazing adaptations that make them successful survivors.

June 25 Tour a Beehive Live virtual Tour of a Beehive.

July 2 Gardening Activities See some easy at-home gardening activities you can do with materials you probably already have. 

July 9 Reptiles Join guest Kathryn Greene from the UK Herpetology Lab to learn about reptiles. Also included are live reptile guests!

July 16 Amphibians Join guest Kathryn Greene from the UK Herpetology Lab and some amphibian friends.

Coming July 30 ID Insects in your Backyard Ph.D. candidate Lauren Fann in the Department of Entomology will help us ID insects both native and exotic. The week prior to this event we will post a video showing how to make a DIY pitfall insect trap in your yard or neighborhood. You can check this trap for a couple of nights and take pictures of the insect you find. Then, post your pictures during our Facebook Live to be identified by Lauren.

Facebook Live Pitfall Data Log Worksheet

Step into a book at The Arboretum! Each month, the children's librarians of Lexington Public Library have hand-selected a tale to share on a StoryWalk! Follow the path from the Visitor Center, through the Home Demonstration Garden and end at the Kentucky Children's Garden. Visit each panel, revealing a new page and an invitation to interact with the tale. 

Free and open during Arboretum hours

December 2020 -March 2021 come read Winter Trees by Carole Gerber