Interested in a kid friendly self-guided adventure?
Check out our Family Adventure Packs and School Explorer Packs!

Family Adventure Packs and School Explorer Packs are backpacks supplied with field guides, scavenger hunts, magnifying lenses and activity ideas for children in grades K-6. Each pack has enough supplies for a group of up to 5 people (family packs) and 15 people (explorer packs).  Packs can be reserved and picked up at the Washington Park Arboretum’s Graham Visitor Center.

Family Adventure Packs

Perfect for families or small groups. Family adventure packs are available on a first-come first-served basis at the Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center. No pre-registration is required.

Cost: $7 for a 2 hour rental
Group Size: up to 5 people

Available Packs:

Wetland Wonders: Experience Foster Island with binoculars, field guides, family games and activities

Family Tree: Explore the Arboretum at your own pace with field equipment, maps, and activities.


Explorer Packs

Perfect for school groups or enrichment programs that are looking to explore the Arboretum on their own terms.  A minimum of 48 hours notice is needed to rent an Explorer Pack.

Cost: $20 for a two hour rental.
Group Size: up to 15 people

Available Packs:

Tree-tective: Explore the trees of the Arboretum through scavenger hunts, games, magnifyng lenses and more.

Marsh Madness: Explore the shores of Lake Washington through scavenger hunts, games and above and below water exploration.

Signs of Spring: Explore the secrets of the season – parts of flowers, seeds, pollination through games, scavenger hunts and experiments. This pack is available March – June.

Sense of Winter: Learn about plant diversity and winter adaptations while exploring the Arboretum’s colorful and fragrant Winter Garden. This pack is available January-March.


Reserve an Explorer Pack Today!
Call: (206) 685-8033 or Email:

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