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1927 Map of the Arboretum

Explore with Us!

Mesmerized, Photograph by Bruce Wilson
Boy by pond looking at frog

We invite you to explore with us from home or at the Arboretum by checking out the activities and resources below.

Magnolia virginiana 779-87-C by Ned Friedman

Wonder Spot | Bird Eyes Find Bird Food

Have you ever wondered why some seeds and fruits are brightly colored? Check out the fruits and berries around the Arboretum this fall with this Wonder Spot.

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Blue sign near tree and mulched path

Wonder Spot | Squirrels

Have you ever wondered how squirrels get ready for winter? Check out this Wonder Spot to observe squirrel activity at the Arboretum this fall.

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6 bats in a grid pattern

Wonder Spots | Bats

There are nine bat species in Massachusetts and six of them have been found on the grounds. Visit all six Bat Wonder Spots to learn how each bat interacts with the environment, hear recordings of bat calls, and participate in some bat myth busting!

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A color photo of an Asian honey bee (Apis cerana) feeding from Chinese elderberry (Sambucus chinensis).

Wonder Spot | What’s the Buzz All About?!

June is Pollinator Month! Visit the Leventritt Shrub & Vine Garden this month with your family to see pollinators at work! This Wonder Spot helps you investigate which flowers attract the most pollinators.

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Expeditions Mobile App

A new app called Expeditions offers visitors with a smartphone a deeper experience with the Arboretum’s notable plants and history of plant collecting.

Watch With Us!

Learn about plants and wildlife from Arboretum specialists on our YouTube channel.

The Arboretum on Google Arts and Culture

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.

Self-guided Tours

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.

Virtual Learning for Families

Thirty minutes of nature learning can inspire a lifetime of nature noticing for children and their families.