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Explore with Us!

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

The visitor center may be closed, but the learning continues! We invite you to explore with us from home or at the Arboretum by checking out the activities and resources below.

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.

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.

Franklinia alatamaha flower

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

Visit the Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden this month with your family to see pollinators at work! Our newest Wonder Spot helps you investigate which flowers attract the most pollinators. #WonderSpots #GetOutside #OutdoorLearning

Look here for a fully translated Spanish version.

Bright up close flowers on a shrub

Art Show | Meaningful Beauty: The Vibrant Vocabulary of Honeysuckles

This multimedia exhibition highlights the genus Lonicera (honeysuckle). Wendy Clement combines her Arboretum research on honeysuckle with the design initiatives of Chris Ault’s Interactive Multimedia class at The College of New Jersey, bringing an exciting insight into how plants use visual signals to communicate with the world around them.

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.