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Explore with Us!

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

Wonder Spot | This Bark Doesnt Bite

Have you ever wondered about the different types of bark you see on trees? Check out this Arboretum Wonder Spot for an up-close exploration of tree bark.

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Wonder Spot | Living Leafless

Visit this Wonder Spot with your family to learn about how trees spend winter without their leaves.

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Wonder Spot | We’re Not All Prickly!

Have you ever wondered how many kinds of needle-shaped leaves there are? You might be surprised! See how many you can find at the Arboretum with our latest Wonder Spot.

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tan bird against red berries

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.

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Log covered in moss

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.

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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.