Hayes Arboretum

The Nature Playscape at Hayes Arboretum continues to be a space of learning in nature. We were excited to add Tinkergarten with Lizzie to our curriculum. Lizzie engages families with 18-month to 8-year-olds to get messy, build community, and develop physical and emotional skills. She hosts themed courses 3 seasons of the year, plus leads free nature playdates monthly.

If you cannot make it to the courses, come out to play with your family and friends! The Nature Playscape is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm all year round. Make a mud pie in the mud kitchen or create a wooden masterpiece in our messy building area. Enjoy the Butterfly and Herb Gardens in the summer or play in the leaves in the fall. Have an idea for the Nature Playscape? Talk to our naturalist Jenilee in the Gift Shop!