Skip to content
1927 Map of the Arboretum

Arboretum Young Scientists

Bethany Versoy
Arboretum Young Scientists show their hands

Unleash curiosity and ignite a passion for science through Arboretum Young Scientists, a free and immersive program where rising 7th and 8th graders engage in hands-on outdoor exploration, delving into the captivating world of life sciences amidst the lush beauty of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum.

Summer 2024 Arboretum Young Scientists Information
Program Dates
The program runs for five weeks from July 1 to August 2, 2024, Monday through Friday from 9:00am–2:30pm.
This program is free and includes meals and transportation.
Rising 7th and 8th graders from Boston Public Schools are eligible for this program.
Application Process
Applications for AYS summer 2024 will open on February 1, 2024, and close on March 20, 2024. Details about the online application will be made available in Fall/Winter 2023.

Program highlights

  • Explore the hidden lives of plants and Arboretum creatures.  
  • Engage in thrilling experiments and investigations.  
  • Uncover nature’s mysteries while exploring beautiful gardens.  
  • Connect with fellow explorers and share amazing findings. 
  • Discover life science career options. 
  • Build social skills and make friends.

Whom can I contact for more information about the program? 
Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children’s Education 
Phone: (617) 384-5239 

Download the program flyer in Spanish or download the program flyer in English.