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Arboretum BioBlitz

In honor of the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge, we’re holding an Arboretum BioBlitz where we'll try to observe as many species as we can!

Plant-A-Palooza: Savanna Bonanza

Join us for Plant-A-Palooza where we'll be planting Arboretum-grown native plants to increase the health and diversity of our savanna.

Woodland Wizards

Celebrate International Harry Potter Day with our own Woodland Wizards program! Create your own magical creature, mix up bubbly potions, and decorate your own wand! We will go for a hike in the Forbidden Forest and learn about the woodland creatures that dwell there. Come dressed as your favorite witch, wizard, or muggle! (Costumes encouraged but not required.)

Global Big Day for Families

During the Global Big Day, join 30,000+ people around the world as they attempt to observe more than 7,000 bird species in a single day!

Pollinator Container Garden

Make a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day and for your local pollinators! We've got all the supplies you'll need for cheerful container garden.

Sip & Stroll

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Arboretum’s new Nature Playscape and Courtyard as you enjoy wine, beer, and cheese along the trails.

Drink & Draw: How to Draw Birds

Birds are colorful and complex creatures, but they’re actually really easy to draw. Join us for this fun, relaxed class to learn the “secret” of drawing birds (and other animals).

Yoga on the Lawn

Join us the third Sunday of each month for a grounding yoga practice surrounded by the beautiful sounds and sights of nature!

Adult Owl Prowl

Enjoy a unique night out in nature! In this fun, relaxed event, you can enjoy refreshments while you meet live owl ambassadors.

The Basics of Tree ID

Can you see the forest for the trees? Learn the basics of tree ID, from an introduction to scientific names to an overview of tree morphology.

Family Owl Prowl

Looking for a family adventure? Head out on our nighttime trails to prowl for owls!

Insects in the Evening

As the sun sets, come explore the Arboretum and become an entomologist as you learn how to search for insects.

Bingo on the Lawn

Enjoy a fun evening of bingo on the new Nature Center Lawn! Blankets, daubers, and lawn chairs are encouraged.


Second Saturday Bird Survey

Join us on the second Saturday of each month in the courtyard behind the building for a two-hour bird survey led by Arboretum staff members.

DIY Nature Journals

Nature journals are a relaxing way to hone your observation skills, develop your creativity, and practice living in the moment.

Howl at the Moon

Have a howlin’ good summer night in nature and get the scoop on coyotes with Urban Wildlife Biologist Kelly Norrid.

Yoga on the Lawn

Join us the third Sunday of each month for a grounding yoga practice surrounded by the beautiful sounds and sights of nature!

Butterfly Host Plants

Raise a butterfly – save the world! Did you know that growing plants for caterpillars is a great way to help the environment?

Geocaching CITO Event

Get the family together, grab your smartphone, and head to the Arboretum to hunt for geocaches and help beautify our trails!