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Turkey Trail Challenge

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Join us for a post-Thanksgiving trail adventure! Guests who walk 2,500, 5,000 or 10,000 steps at The Dawes Arboretum on November 29 will receive a prize. Bring your own pedometer and register at the Visitors Center then come back to collect your prize after putting in some steps out on the grounds. Healthy snacks will…

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Treewhispers

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Treewhispers is an ongoing international collaboration awakening our heartfelt connection to trees. The art installation features paper rounds that hang from ceiling to floor reminiscent of tree trunks. Each round highlights its maker's connection to trees with stories, poetry and art. We invite you to experience this forest of inspiration and explore your connection to…

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Daweswood House Museum Tour

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders Beman and Bertie Dawes.  See and hear the history behind antiques and memorabilia from the Dawes family.  A house highlight is the "Rathskeller," a basement area that displays shovels used by over 100 notable men and women who dedicated…

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Treewhispers Sessions

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Come and share your tree story with us! Presently Treewhispers has contributions that include text and/or imagery. Some suggest tree rings, depict leaves or illustrate a personally significant tree; others are imprinted with a poem or a meaningful story relating to trees. You’re invited to join the forest by decorating your flat handmade paper round…

Resident Reptiles

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Come meet some of our turtles in a cozy, indoor setting with this drop-in program! Learn about each of their unique characteristics and ask questions about our resident reptiles. Attendees will receive an ODNR species guide book to learn more about Ohio reptiles. This event is included with admission.

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Come to the Discovery Center’s Bird Watching Garden and identify and count birds for this annual citizen-science project. Families can learn about our local birds and help collect data for Cornell Lab of Ornithology and add to an international database. This event is free for everyone.

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Girl Scout Family Maple Syruping Tour

Main Shelter House

Travel along the maple trail to discover the many ways of making syrup, then warm up in the Log Cabin and taste a sample of this all-natural treat!  All participants will receive a patch. Registration for Girl Scout programs is managed by the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland council at www. gsoh.org

$7.00
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Maple Syrup Days

Log Cabin 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Learn the history and process of maple sugaring as you meander down the paved trail toward The Arboretum’s Log Cabin. Inside, docents greet you with a warm fire and a taste of syrup as you learn how the evaporator works. Guided tours of the Maple Syrup Trail will be offered at noon, 1pm and 2pm…

CANCELLED: Nature’s Recycler- Worms!

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Dig in to the fascinating world of nature’s recyclers! We’ll explore the worm bin and cheer on those cuddly decomposers in exciting worm races. Join us for some Spring Break family fun! This program is included with Arboretum admission.

StoryTrail™ Book Giveaway

Visit The Arboretum on Grandparent’s Day, September 13, to walk the 2020 StoryTrail™! This year’s trail features Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins. Each engaging sign on the trail tells a portion of this humorous story featuring a grumpy bear. Visit The Arboretum on September 13 from 11am to 4pm to get your copy of…