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2023 Acorn and Oaks- Wednesday

Join us for the Arboretum's first-ever Parent and Me program.

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PROGRAM: 2023 Acorn and Oaks- Wednesday




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$110 per person for Arboretum members

$120 per person for Non-Members

6-Week Wednesday Session:


August 23 – September 27  (Ticket reflects first day of the session)

October 4 – November 8  (Ticket reflects first day of the session)

November 15-December 20 (Ticket reflects first day of the session)

Program Description:

Each adult and each child that wish to participate in Acorns and Oaks are required to pay the registration fee. Each child MUST be accompanied by an adult that is also registered for this program. If you plan on bringing more than one child or adult to attend Acorns and Oaks, please make sure to register each additional guest. This program is strictly for children ages 5 and below. This program is held on Sundays and Wednesdays only.

Acorns & Oaks is a unique, homegrown, parent-child educational program that is rooted in whole-child philosophy & developmental play. Acorns & Oaks is mixed age for a family learning style, and siblings are welcome. Join us to experience this wonderful program in the beautiful gardens of the Arboretum!  

Designed to provide outdoor, nature-based learning experiences for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 5, the goal is to help our little acorns grow into mighty oaks! Acorns & Oaks fosters parent and child bonding through tactile play with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration. The program provides little ones with a natural environment in which to practice and further develop all growing abilities, particularly gross/fine motor, cognitive, and social-emotional skills. It also offers parents and caregivers the much-needed time to socialize and relax in a beautiful setting.

The program is mixed-age for a “family learning” style, and siblings are warmly encouraged. All domains of development are nourished through intentional teaching and hands-on learning. A simple curriculum, group singing, & nurturing tactile play offer the perfect growth experience. Sessions offer direct contact with nature, crafts, songs, stories, and sensory integration.

Instructor: Betsy Edelberg

Acorns & Oaks classes are taught by Betsy Edelberg (founder of Playgroup LA) who has taught hundreds of parents and children over 12 years! Betsy holds a degree in Child Development. She has certifications in Children’s Yoga, Brain Gym, and training in Waldorf Early Child Education.


Members receive a discount on Arboretum nature club sessions. Please make sure you are signed into your Arboretum account to access member discount. Click "My Account" in upper right-hand corner of page to log-in to your member account, or simply log in when you get to the checkout page. Member discount will be applied at check out.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

Cancellations made up to two weeks in advance of session start dates will qualify for a full refund. The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the class non-viable. If the Arboretum cancels a class, registrants will be offered a full refund. In the event any weeks are required to close due to public health concerns or mandates, refunds will be provided for the canceled dates.


Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or email at education@arboretum.org.