Children & Families
Learn- about nature with your family during nature story hour, Growing Up Cylburn or Schools Out! programs.
Create- your own gardens, natural holiday decorations, or dye eggs with natural materials.
Experience- the arboretum through family walks, outdoor concerts and events.
Educational GoalsWe aim to provide a place where children can be exposed to nature and history in Baltimore City. Our programs give kids a reason to go outside and experience nature with their families. Cylburn’s gardens, woods, and programs give children the freedom to learn through play, use their imaginations, and experience the wonder and calm of the outdoor environment.
- Engage the families of the Baltimore City Community
- Introduce children to nature through the gardens, tree collections, and woods
- Help teach children about ecology and the natural world
- Provide opportunities to play and have fun!
Outdoor YogaAugust 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 8:30am Vollmer Lawn
Bare Hills Racquet & Fitness Club and Cylburn Arboretum Association Partner to provide free outdoor yoga to park visitors.
Cylburn SoundsAugust 27 5:30pm Cylburn Grounds
Our yearly tradition continues with free jazz concerts on the grounds of Cylburn. Enjoy the Summer weather, the gardens and the music!
Charm City Garden and Farm TourAugust 16 Starts at Druid Hill Park
By Bike or by bus, come tour with us!
The purpose of the Charm City Farm & Garden Tour is to provide Baltimore residents with an opportunity to experience the diverse community-managed garden spaces that exist throughout the city, to celebrate the impact of community gardens, and to provide the public with a fun and creative way to experience the local food movement in Baltimore City. Participants will have the option of touring the selected community gardens by bike or on bus.
Visit http://charmcitygardentoursupper.wordpress.com for more information and to register.
Bat WalkAugust 21 7pm Vollmer Center
Learn about the benefits of bats in this family friendly event! Presentation followed by a walk observing bat behavior on the Cylburn grounds.
$5 per person
Family Camp OutSeptember 12-13 6pm-10am Mansion
Designed as a first or early camping experience for families, the Cylburn campout will be an evening of fun nature activities and socializing with friends. Explore some trails by moonlight, look for and identify moths, grill dinner, make s’mores, sleep under the stars, and wake up and have breakfast with friends. Please bring tents, bedding and flashlights for your family. If needed, arrangements for borrowing tents may be possible. Email email@example.com with questions. Children must be under adult supervision at this program. Tickets include Snacks, Dinner and Breakfast, plus fun programming!
$20 per person, OR $75 for family of 4, $90 for a family of 5,
Member Pricing: $15 per person, OR $55 for a family of 4, $65 for a family of 5
Call 410-367-2217 x104 to register
People and Places, Paintings by Susan YonkersOpening Reception, September 19, 5-7 pm
Show: September 20-Septemebr 24 Vollmer Center
Susan Yonkers, winner of the Cylburn Arboretum Association’s Celebration of Art 2011 People’s Choice Award and the 2012 Board and Graul’s Awards, will exhibit works at the Vollmer Center demonstrating her affinity for both portraits and landscapes. Works will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the CAA.
Ar-BOO-retum!October 24 5:30-8pm Mansion
Returning for its second year, ArBOOretum is a fun Halloween event for families! Explore a decorated mansion, take a ride on a horse draw carriage, make Halloween crafts, travel along a trick or treat trail keeping an eye out for nocturnal creatures! Wear your costume and participate in a costume parade. Food, beer and wine will be for sale at the event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to submit a pumpkin to the contest.
$10 adults, $5 children