StoryTrail™ Opening and Founders Day Celebration

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Join us from 11am to 1pm as we celebrate the opening of the 2019 StoryTrail™ with a book giveaway and some special owl visitors from Ohio Nature Education. This year’s story is Little Owl’s Day by Divya Srinivasan. StoryTrail™ is made possible in part through support from the Young Leaders of Licking County and a…

Daily Walking Tour

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Enjoy a guided walking tour of some of a portion of The Dawes Arboretum! Daily walking tours are included with the admission fee. Check in at the Visitors Center.

Spring Plant Sale & Garden Fair

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Shop a variety of shrubs, trees and perennials for your home landscape. Arboretum experts will be available to answer your questions about plant care and suitability for your location. A variety of vendors will complement the sale with additional plants. Members receive a discount on plants sold by The Arboretum during the sale. Arboretum admission…

Mother’s Day Wagon Tours

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Bring mom to The Arboretum for an expert-led wagon tour of our beautiful grounds. Relax and enjoy the colors of spring as a guide interprets gardens, plant collections and Arboretum history. The tours are first come, first served, and seating is limited. Be sure to participate in fun drop-in programs with mom as well. Access…

Mother’s Day Wagon Tours

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Bring mom to The Arboretum for an expert-led wagon tour of our beautiful grounds. Relax and enjoy the colors of spring as a guide interprets gardens, plant collections and Arboretum history. The tours are first come, first served, and seating is limited. Be sure to participate in fun drop-in programs with mom as well. Access…

Preschool Storybook Science: Too Many Carrots

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Too Many Carrots Explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting only The Dawes Arboretum can provide.  Each 45-minute session may include songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and a hands-on science activity suitable for children ages 3 – 5 and their caregiver. Join us on the second and fourth Thursday of the month,…

Mighty Oak Day

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Come to The Arboretum for a day of fun including live music and wagon tours! Seniors receive discounted admission of $8 on Mighty Oak Days. Join a social stroll of the Woodland Garden at 9am, enjoy live music in the Learning Garden at 12pm, explore the Daweswood House at 2pm and experience a wagon tour…

Arbor Day Festival

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Free for Arboretum Members | $5 per car for Non-members Join us for a day of family fun, including presentations featuring animals from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, tree climbing, children’s activities and more! Discounted admission for the Arbor Day Festival courtesy of our Presenting Sponsor, Park National Bank. Special thanks to Arbor Day Festival Children’s…

Preschool Storybook Science: Mother Bruce

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

Mother Bruce Explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting only The Dawes Arboretum can provide.  Each 45-minute session may include songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and a hands-on science activity suitable for children ages 3 – 5 and their caregiver. Join us on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, September…

Preschool Storybook Science: The Digger and The Flower

Visitors Center 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH

The Digger and the Flower Explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting only The Dawes Arboretum can provide.  Each 45-minute session may include songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and a hands-on science activity suitable for children ages 3 – 5 and their caregiver. Join us on the second and fourth Thursday of…