VISIT & explore

Calendar of events

Navigate by day, currently Saturday, July 8, 2017

  • A biker with a child
    Enjoy bicycling in an "auto-free zone" on summer Friday nights, as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings. May 7 through August 13, except Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6, 2017.
  • An origami acorn made with orange paper
    Practice folding paper into your favorite garden shapes. Daily through October 22, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Children's Garden. Weather permitting.
  • Finger prints are used to create colorful flowers.
    Flowers grow in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors. Look around at all of the flowers in the Children’s Garden and find your favorite to finger paint. Daily in July, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weather permitting.
  • Library Exhibit: Plant Hunters
    The exhibit features artifacts from the library’s special collection relating to famous plant hunters, and it explores modern conservation efforts by scientists at the Arboretum. Tuesdays-Saturdays, during regular library hours.
  • The Vanishing Acts exhibit with a light dusting of snow.
    Come learn about the gifts that the world's endangered trees give us—and how you can join the Arboretum in saving them. Daily, 7:00 a.m. - sunset
  • A child making mud pies in the Mud Kitchen
    Enjoy creative, unstructured outdoor play spaces, Mud Kitchen near Parking Lot 20 and Word Garden near Parking Lot 13. Daily, weather permitting, 7:00 a.m. to sunset
  • Kids sitting on a blanket outside watching a movie
    Join us on Saturday, July 8, 2017 for a summer movie night featuring "Kubo and the Two Strings", an epic action-adventure set in Japan.
  • Stack a colorful paper, completed origami folded items, hands holding a piece of yellow paper and folding it.
    Play games and make crafts inspired by Japanese culture. July 8 & 9, 2017
  • A bonsai tree is in a small terracotta pot.
    This July, learn from one of the area best bonsai instructors, Ivan Watters with our six-week summer bonsai classes. Starting July 8, 2017.