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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.

Fruit of 'Donald Wyman' crabapple

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 with our newest Wonder Spot.

Look here for a fully translated Spanish version.

Art, hand stitched quilt

Art Show | Tree Ring Histories: The Quilts of Anna Von Mertens

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.

Wonder Spots | Bats!

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

Look here for a fully translated Spanish version.

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.