Family & All Ages Programs

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Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted.

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Weekend Gardeners

Ages: All
Fee: Free! No registration required.

We have work to do in the garden and a lot to learn! Here is a chance for visitors of all ages to work side-by-side with our gardening staff and volunteers and learn something about how the garden grows. Get ready to plant, water, weed, harvest and learn! Topics will be set as the garden season progresses, but might change along the way as Mother Nature determines what the season look like. Weekend Gardener topics will be determined as the garden season progresses.

  • May 20: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • June 10: 10 a.m. - Noon
  • June 24: 10 a.m. - Noon
  • July 8: 10 a.m. - Noon
  • June 22: 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Aug 12: 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Aug 26: 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Sept 9: 10 a.m. - Noon

Dragonfly Monitor Training

Date: Saturday, May 13
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fee: Free - please register with
Ages: 8+; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Did you know there are about 140 different species of dragonflies and damselflies in Minnesota? This program serves as a public program for anyone wanting to learn more about our local dragons and damsels, and a volunteer training for those who want to learn how to monitor these species at Tamarack. Become a citizen scientist today!

Discovery Walks

Dates: Select Saturdays April - August
Fee: Free - no pre-registration required. Organized groups please call ahead to check availability.
Ages: All. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Spring Birds: Join our experienced birding volunteers to learn about birds of the area, how to identify them by sight and sound, and all about their lives in our woods, waters, and fields. Bring binoculars if you have them. Beginners and experienced birders welcome.

  • Saturday, April 29, 8 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 6, 8 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 13, 8 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m.

Prairie Wildflower Walks: Join us once a month to see what’s blooming in the prairie!

  • Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 8, 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 19, 9 a.m.

Meet the Gardener

Date: Mondays, June 12 - August 21
Time: 10:15 - 11 a.m.
Fee: Free - no registration required

Visitors are invited to meet our gardeners and discover the surprising ways plants grow and bloom. Have fun helping us plant, tend and taste the harvest. Topics vary weekly.