Nature After Hours

Join us for Nature After Hours on June 20 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Take a stroll down one of the main trails, watch the sunset disappear over the trees, enjoy live music in the All Seasons Garden or grab a bite to eat from a local food truck. Please note, this event is free with admission, however space is limited. Please register in advance for the after hours experience. Also, look for our Nature After Hours events on July 18 and August 15!

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Our Current Hours

From April 1 to September 30, our hours are 8am to 7pm for Arboretum members and 9am to 7pm for non-members. Entrance gates will close at 6:30pm.

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Join our Mighty Oak Day on July 3

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 at 9am, enjoy music in the garden at 12pm, explore the Daweswood House at 2pm and experience a wagon tour at 3pm! Programs and tours are included with admission. Admission is always free for Arboretum members!

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Camp Sampler Week

Interested in Camp Dawes but don't want to commit to a whole week? Join our hour-long sessions to enjoy some Camp Dawes activities! Each session will feature a fun, hands-on activity such as creating tie-dye projects, making slime and meeting a live reptile! Sessions will occur at 10am and 2pm, July 8 through July 12.

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Admissions Spring 2019

The Dawes Arboretum began charging admission fees to non-members on April 15, 2019. Arboretum admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 -15. Children younger than 5 will be admitted for free. Arboretum members do not pay an admission fee.

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From The Blog...

Why Prescribed Burns Benefit Native Ecosystems

This post was previously published on our blog on January 30, 2018. by Shana Byrd, Director of Land Conservation at The Dawes Arboretum & Ohio Certified Prescribed Fire Manager Historically, fire has been a natural feature of the landscape, helping to shape plant communities, promote diversity and favor the unique species that depend on fire […]

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