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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.

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Wonder Spot | Habitats for Feathered Friends

If you were a bird in Boston during the fall and winter, what would make a good habitat for you? Check out our latest Wonder Spot to learn more about the birds of the Arboretum and how they make it through winter.

Look here for a fully translated Spanish version.

squirrel with nut

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.

Look here for a fully translated Spanish version.

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Wonder Spot | Rotting Logs

Have you ever wondered what happens to a tree or branch after it falls over? Visit our newest Wonder Spot at the Arboretum to check out all of the living things that call fallen trees and branches home.

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.