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1927 Map of the Arboretum

Wonder Spots at the Arnold Arboretum

A girl examines a rotting log

Discover, Wonder, Have Fun!

Wonder Spots give families an opportunity to explore the landscape through seasonal investigations about the natural world. Learn about plants and animals in locations throughout the Arboretum, getting to know our grounds while discovering and observing living things in new ways.

Suggestions for a successful investigation:

  • Bring a journal and writing materials.
  • Bring a hand lens if you have one.
  • Use a camera to capture your discoveries. Use hashtags #WonderSpots #GetOutside and #OutdoorLearning to share on social media.
  • Bring your curiosity!

Discover seasonal Wonder Spots in the Arboretum landscape!