We invite you to explore with us from home or at the Arboretum by checking out the activities and resources below.
Working with international dendrochronologists, Anna Von Mertens culled source images of tree ring cross-sections from studies connecting climate variability and periods of human instability. The events represented in her quilts correlate to periods of drought recorded by the tree rings. Fading thread colors mirror and highlight historical events.
There are nine bats species in Massachusetts and six of them have been found on the grounds. Visit all six new Bat Wonder Spots to learn how each bat interacts with the environment, hear recordings of bat calls, and participate in some bat myth busting! #WonderSpots #GetOutside #OutdoorLearning
A new app called Expeditions offers visitors with a smartphone a deeper experience with the Arboretum’s notable plants and history of plant collecting.
Learn about plants and wildlife from Arboretum specialists on our YouTube channel.
The Arboretum has partnered with the Google Arts & Culture, an immersive online learning platform, to bring the stories of our plants to life through specially curated online exhibits and image galleries.
Explore the Arboretum at your own pace and gain a richer understanding of this special landscape. Choose from one of many self-guided tours to print in advance or view on your mobile device.
Thirty minutes of nature learning can inspire a lifetime of nature noticing for children and their families.