Weekly nature-play program for children ages 6 through 10


Drop-off and pick-up outdoors near Peter's Hill Gate.  (If driving, park on Bussey Street).

Click here for a map of the arboretum.

The children are active participants in selecting which places within the Arboretum we visit each day and how we explore them.  

Schedule and Fee

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7

$270 for the 6-week session 

Please contact us about scholarships!


9 a.m.: Drop-off near Peter's Hill Gate

--> Opening Circle

--> Hike to an "adventure spot" (varies depending on the children's preferences and location of flora and fauna of interest at that point in time)

--> Open-ended play and exploration.  Spontaneous learning opportunities with naturalist Sarah Berry

--> Closing Circle

12 p.m.: Pick-up near Peter's Hill Gate 

How to Apply

Please click here for the registration form. 

Email the completed registration form to

The $270 program fee is due on April 2 (first day of program).

Questions?  Please reach out! 

Call Sarah Besse at 917 692 6946 or fill out the contact form here.

Please note that while BOPN has a friendly relationship with the Arboretum, we are separate organizations and the Arboretum is not involved with organizing or operating BOPN's programs.

Nondiscrimination statement:

Boston Outdoor Preschool Network admits students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at BOPN and does not discriminate on the basis of race in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.