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Winter Mini Explorers Day Camp

December 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Looking for some fun during winter break? Taltree invites campers to come out enjoy the winter weather while learning about the curiosities of the season. Activities will take place both indoors and outdoors. Each day will have fun group games, outdoor exploration and hands on experiments or crafts. Campers should bring a lunch and dress for the outdoors. Camper drop off and pick up is in the Railway Depot. Ages 6-11. Register by December 15. Once payment is received, registration paperwork will be emailed.

Wednesday, December 27: “How to be a Naturalist”

A naturalist studies nature and the interactions in an ecosystem. Campers will learn ways to observe nature, especially in the winter, and how to record those observations. Naturalists in the field keep journals with drawings, animal sightings and much more. This is a great start to becoming an explorer at Taltree!

Thursday, December 28: “Taltree Trains”

Everyone who visits our Railway Garden is immediately captivated with the trains and historical vignettes. Campers will get up close to the garden scale trains and learn about the upkeep, care and engineering that keeps them running through the season.

Wednesday, January 3: “Winter Weather”

December is quite a different time to explore than summer camp. During this day of camp, we will explore the unique winter weather and take a close look at water’s incredible transformation into snow.

Thursday, January 4: “Animal Adaptations to Winter”

During the winter, we put on coats, gloves, hats, and warm boots but what about animals? What happens to our feathered friends? How can frogs stay alive in below freezing temperatures? Do some animals have it easy because they sleep through the winter? We will answer these questions and more!

Cost: $45 for members/$50 for nonmembers (per child per day)

Questions? Email ekapitan@taltree.org .

Create memories with your family by visiting Taltree’s festive Depot. See the model scale Christmas village, special holiday decor and Taltree’s signature Train Tree. This large tree has model trains running throughout. It’s not to be missed!



December 28
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States