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What

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 trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Tours available from 12pm to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.  Please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • July 21, 2017 - July 23, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of tree dedications at The Arboretum.  The History Center is open Friday through Sunday from May 5 to October 29.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • July 21, 2017 - July 23, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

The History Center

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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What

Experience the great outdoors at night as we attempt to attract a variety of nocturnal insects using special lights. Moths, beetles, flies, praying mantises and others may visit our sheets for a close-up look.

Online Registration closes at 5 p.m. the day of the event however walk-ins are welcome.

This program takes place at The Arboretum's Red Barn Area on Davis Drive, just west of State Route 13.  Please note that our main grounds close at 8pm. Park in the Red Barn Area parking lot and follow the boardwalk back to The Red Barn.  For directions, call (740) 323-2355.

When

  • July 21, 2017
    9:30pm - 11:00pm

Where

Red Barn Area

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What

Executive Director, Luke Messinger will lead a walk down the Dawes Lake Trail through our woodlands and to the South End of the Arboretum. The Woodland Garden, Pershing Avenue, flowering shrubs, Dawes Lake and the Conifer Collection will all be highlighted.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • July 22, 2017
    9:00am - 11:00am

Where

Visitors Center Deck

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What

This ancient form of movement originated from Chinese practitioners' beliefs that illness is caused by an imbalance of energy within the body.  The function of Tai Chi is to keep the energy flowing in a balanced manner while increasing muscle and cardiovascular strength as well as improving balance, joint flexibility and posture.  Sifu Wayne Melton will instruct a yang style of movement to help maintain physical as well as mental health.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes.  Fee includes six sessions; Sunday, June 25 through August 13, no class Sunday, July 9.

When

  • July 23, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • July 30, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • August 6, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • August 13, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

What do superheroes have to do with nature?  Explore the creatures that gave some of your favorite heroes their names and learn why their characteristics are so useful in saving the world!

Family memberships are a great way to offset some of the costs associated with camp.  Click here to learn about Arboretum membership.  In 2017, a limited number of camp scholarships will be offered.  Contact us at education@dawesarb.org for more information on scholarships.

Online registration for each individual camp session closes one week prior to the date the session starts. Late registrations may be accepted. To inquire about available space after online registration is closed, please call our Visitors Center during business hours at 740.323.2355.

When

  • July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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What

Cool off in the heat of the summer as you explore water environments throughout The Arboretum.  Catch a fish, learn to paddle a canoe or kayak, dig-in to wetlands and wade into a creek -- splash into all things aquatic!

Family memberships are a great way to offset some of the costs associated with camp.  Click here to learn about Arboretum membership.  In 2017, a limited number of camp scholarships will be offered.  Contact us at education@dawesarb.org for more information on scholarships.

Online registration for each individual camp session closes one week prior to the date the session starts. Late registrations may be accepted. To inquire about available space after online registration is closed, please call our Visitors Center during business hours at 740.323.2355.

When

  • July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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What

Learn with a group as creative educators bring families closer to the wonders of the natural world. These programs, designed for children ages three to eight, keep the body moving and brain exercising as science is combined with games, crafts, stories and music. Activities are held on Wednesdays (June through August 9).

Wednesday, July 26, 2017: Water Birds

Listen to calls, identify adaptations and seek out water birds at the pond.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • July 26, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:45pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

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 trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Tours available from 12pm to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.  Please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • July 28, 2017 - July 30, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of tree dedications at The Arboretum.  The History Center is open Friday through Sunday from May 5 to October 29.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • July 28, 2017 - July 30, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

The History Center

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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