The North Carolina Arboretum is a great place for the whole family as well as a wonderful experience of Asheville's outdoors. Even better, the Arboretum offers programs for the youngest naturalists: the Wee Naturalist program is focused on ages 2 to 5, an age group that is often left out of arranged kids programs. The program is ongoing through the seasons (winter season classes are posted) and the next two are within January. The cost is a reasonable $6/ class, with adult admission and younger sibling admission free. Who knows, they'll probably teach both you and your wee one new stuff!
January 18, 2011: Lizards and Snakes
January 25, 2011: Terrific Turtles