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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.

Painting Edo and the Arboretum

An exhibition inspires the merging of art and science. Discover many ways to enjoy this ongoing collaboration between the Harvard Art Museums and the Arboretum.

Flowers Without Petals

Have you ever wondered why early-blooming flowers often lack petals? Flowering starts in winter with tiny flowers that often lack petals or strong scent. Find these bloomers in our landscape with the help of our newest Wonder Spot. Bring a journal and your curiosity. #WonderSpots #GetOutside #OutdoorLearning

Look here for a fully translated Spanish version.

Over Time: Through Art, the Impact of Change in the Arboretum Landscape

Our virtual exhibition of monotype paintings by Ginny Zanger explores the expressive qualities of the Arboretum landscape as a sanctuary for people and plants.

Watch With Us!

Learn about plants and wildlife from Arboretum specialists on our YouTube channel.

The Art of Wood VI

See our online exhibition of turned wood objects and art pieces created by Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners

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

Virtual Learning 30 minutes of nature learning can inspire a lifetime of nature noticing for children and their families.