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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 Spot | Living Leafless

What does it mean to be “living leafless”? Check out our newest Wonder Spot with your family to learn about deciduous trees in the colder months. Explore the Arboretum and look for differences between dormant trees and downed logs, snags, and other features of a forest ecosystem!

Look here for a fully translated Spanish version.

Wonder Spot | Squirrels

Squirrels are very active throughout the Arboretum right now! Have you ever wondered how squirrels get ready for winter? Explore their preparations with our latest Wonder Spot and observe a range of interesting behaviors! Learn what squirrels eat, read a story about squirrel behaviors, watch a squirrel peel open an acorn, and learn how to draw a squirrel. Bring a journal and your curiosity. #WonderSpots #GetOutside #OutdoorLearning

Look here for a fully translated Spanish version.

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. Bring a journal and your curiosity. #WonderSpots #GetOutside #OutdoorLearning

Look here for a fully translated Spanish version.

Art Show | Hidden Worlds: A New Herbarium

In our latest exhibition, Artist Madge Evers uses foraged mushrooms and plants from the Arboretum to make works on paper. After obtaining a collecting permit from the curation department, Evers spent a year visiting the landscape and collecting assortment of mushrooms and adding their countless spores to her art. The resulting exhibition is lush with otherworldly light and shape.

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.