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Daweswood House Museum Tours

July 22, 2016 - July 24, 2016
12pm - 12:45pm, 2pm - 2:45pm

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders, the late 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 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.

Stroller Stroll

July 26, 2016
10:30am - 11:30am

Join a guide on a stroll along a paved path through our beautiful grounds.  This is a great opportunity for parents or caregivers to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, while children explore the natural world around them.

Free, donations appreciated.

Little Buckeyes Imagination Sessions

July 27, 2016
2pm - 3pm

Learn with a group as the creative educators at The Dawes Arboretum bring families closer to the wonders of the natural world.  These programs, designed for children ages 3 to 8, keep the body moving and the brain exercising as science is combined with games, crafts, stories and music.  Sessions are conducted on Wednesdays, throughout the summer.  The program is free and registration is not required.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Underwater World

Fish fun without the hook.

 

Daweswood House Museum Tours

July 29, 2016 - July 31, 2016
12pm - 12:45pm, 2pm - 2:45pm

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders, the late 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 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.

Mini Mushroom Foray

July 29, 2016
4pm - 7pm

Join the Ohio Mushroom Society for an introduction to mycology, the study of fungi.  Learn the basics of identification and terminology, go on a stroll to the Woodland Garden to collect seasonal mushrooms and practice making a spore print and using an ID key.

History Center Exhibit

July 29, 2016 - July 31, 2016
12pm - 3pm

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of education at The Dawes Arboretum in this mini-museum, throughout the summer.

Walk with the Director

July 30, 2016
8am - 10am

Lace up your boots and hit the trail with Luke Messinger, Executive Director.  Each month, walkers visit a different part of The Arboretum and learn more about our mission, current happenings and plans for the future.  Expect a brisk pace!

Free, donations appreciated.

Stroller Stroll

August 2, 2016
10:30am - 11:30am

Join a guide on a stroll along a paved path through our beautiful grounds.  This is a great opportunity for parents or caregivers to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, while children explore the natural world around them.

Little Buckeyes Imagination Sessions

August 3, 2016
2pm - 3pm

Learn with a group as the creative educators at The Dawes Arboretum bring families closer to the wonders of the natural world.  These programs, designed for children ages 3 to 8, keep the body moving and the brain exercising as science is combined with games, crafts, stories and music.  Sessions are conducted on Wednesdays, throughout the summer.  The program is free and registration is not required.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Plant Parts

Inside and out, plants have some amazing machinery.

Summer Concert: The British Invasion

August 4, 2016
6:30pm - 8pm

The British Invasion will play your favorite 1960s songs from ‘across the pond’ at this outdoor concert. Come early (gates open at 5 pm) to enjoy a variety of delicious offerings from local food trucks!

Arboretum members will receive VIP parking and a commemorative glass while supplies last. Arboretum memberships can be purchased online here, or in our Visitors Center any day we are open.

Each ticket permits entry of one vehicle and its passengers. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be sold at the gate.

*Passenger vehicles only. No RVs, trailers, or buses will be admitted. Visitors are expected to bring their own blankets and chairs. Food trucks and beverage vendors will be available. No outside alcohol is permitted.

If attempting to register more than one or two vehicles, consider purchasing tickets in person as online registration is limited to one vehicle per transaction. We apologize for any inconvenience.

History Center Exhibit

August 5, 2016 - August 7, 2016
12pm - 3pm

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of education at The Dawes Arboretum in this mini-museum, throughout the summer.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

August 5, 2016 - August 7, 2016
12pm - 12:45pm, 2pm - 2:45pm

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders, the late 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 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.

Family Nature Investigations: Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

August 6, 2016
10am - 11am

Take a wagon ride to the historic Beard-Green cemetery.  Go on a scavenger hunt to learn more about the symbols on the headstones and who is buried there.

Grounds & Gardens Tour: Dutch Fork Wetlands Adventure

August 6, 2016
1pm - 3pm

Meet at the Dutch Fork Wetlands on White Chapel Road for a walking tour of this diverse ecosystem.  Learn about the restoration of the property from agricultural use to its native grassland and wetland habitat and look for wildlife and plants, along the way.  Long pants and closed-toed shoes strongly suggested.

Free, donations appreciated.

Grounds & Gardens Tour: Dutch Fork Wetlands Adventure

August 6, 2016
1pm - 3pm

Meet at the Dutch Fork Wetlands on White Chapel Road for a walking tour of this diverse ecosystem.  Learn about the restoration of the property from agricultural use to its native grassland and wetland habitat and look for wildlife and plants, along the way.  Long pants and closed-toed shoes strongly suggested.

Free, donations appreciated.

Stroller Stroll

August 9, 2016
10:30am - 11:30am

Join a guide on a stroll along a paved path through our beautiful grounds.  This is a great opportunity for parents or caregivers to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, while children explore the natural world around them.

Little Buckeyes Imagination Sessions

August 10, 2016
2pm - 3pm

Learn with a group as the creative educators at The Dawes Arboretum bring families closer to the wonders of the natural world.  These programs, designed for children ages 3 to 8, keep the body moving and the brain exercising as science is combined with games, crafts, stories and music.  Sessions are conducted on Wednesdays, throughout the summer.  The program is free and registration is not required.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Challenge Your Senses

Experiment with each of your five senses.  Which is the easiest to use?

History Center Exhibit

August 12, 2016 - August 14, 2016
12pm - 3pm

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of education at The Dawes Arboretum in this mini-museum, throughout the summer.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

August 12, 2016 - August 14, 2016
12pm - 12:45pm, 2pm - 2:45pm

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders, the late 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 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.

Speaker Series: Butterfly Rider

August 13, 2016
10am - 11am

In Butterfly Rider, Chris Kline and his 2008 Suzuki Boulevard charge into dangerous weather, confront gun-toting bikers, reunite with old friends, and ride through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country.  Adventure abounds in this account of his year spent in search of the fantastically-colorful, winged creatures known as butterflies!  Learn more about Chris’ adventures and his new project, Butterfly Ridge Conservation Center, in southeastern Ohio.  Copies of his book, Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants: How to Attract and Identify Butterflies, will be available for sale.

Free, donations appreciated.

Stroller Stroll

August 16, 2016
10:30am - 11:30am

Join a guide on a stroll along a paved path through our beautiful grounds.  This is a great opportunity for parents or caregivers to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, while children explore the natural world around them.

History Center Exhibit

August 19, 2016 - August 21, 2016
12pm - 3pm

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of education at The Dawes Arboretum in this mini-museum, throughout the summer.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

August 19, 2016 - August 21, 2016
12pm - 12:45pm, 2pm - 2:45pm

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders, the late 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 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.

Dog Days Twilight Hike

August 19, 2016
7pm - 8:30pm

Enjoy a summer evening with fido and family on a guided evening hike.  Dogs must have a good temperament and be on a 6' leash or shorter; no flex-leashes. Maximum two dogs per person.

Stroller Stroll

August 23, 2016
10:30am - 11:30am

Join a guide on a stroll along a paved path through our beautiful grounds.  This is a great opportunity for parents or caregivers to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, while children explore the natural world around them.

Cub Scouts: Night Hike and Campfire

August 26, 2016
8pm - 9:30pm

Enjoy a guided hike on a flat, grassy path near woodlands, wetlands and fields.  As the light of day fades, notice how other senses are sharpened.  End your evening with a campfire.

Please contact Beth Spieles with any inquiries at baspieles@dawesarb.org.

History Center Exhibit

August 26, 2016 - August 28, 2016
12pm - 3pm

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of education at The Dawes Arboretum in this mini-museum, throughout the summer.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

August 26, 2016 - August 28, 2016
12pm - 12:45pm, 2pm - 2:45pm

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders, the late 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 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.

Walk with the Director

August 27, 2016
8am - 10am

Lace up your boots and hit the trail with Luke Messinger, Executive Director.  Each month, walkers visit a different part of The Arboretum and learn more about our mission, current happenings and plans for the future.  Expect a brisk pace!

Free, donations appreciated.

Ohio Sustainable Landscapes Symposium

August 27, 2016
9am - 4:30pm

The 5th Annual Symposium will focus a full day of learning on habitat enhancement using sustainable techniques and native plantings.  Join featured speaker John Watts, Resource Manager for Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, on highlights of Ohio’s unique habitats and diverse wildlife.  Then, explore how to convert your yard into a low-maintenance, pollinator-friendly habitat with curb appeal.  The event also offers sessions on native plants for urban landscapes, sustainable garden planning and hard-scaping along with expert-led tours of The Dawes Arboretum’s natural areas and unique gardens. You don’t want to miss this tremendous opportunity to design, manage and grow your own “mini-refuge”! 

Non-member price includes a one year Sugar Maple membership. Limited student spaces (15) through Monday, August 1st. All others must register by Monday, August 22.

Click here to register through Eventbrite.

Stroller Stroll

August 30, 2016
10:30am - 11:30am

Join a guide on a stroll along a paved path through our beautiful grounds.  This is a great opportunity for parents or caregivers to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, while children explore the natural world around them.

History Center Exhibit

September 2, 2016 - September 4, 2016
12pm - 3pm

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of education at The Dawes Arboretum in this mini-museum, throughout the summer.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

September 2, 2016 - September 4, 2016
12pm - 12:45pm, 2pm - 2:45pm

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders, the late 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 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.

Grounds & Gardens Tour: A Tree Doctor is In!

September 3, 2016
1pm - 3pm

Drive the grounds in the carry-all wagon with a horticulturist as your guide.  Along the way, stop to view various plant problems, discuss remedies and gain knowledge you can use in your own landscape.  Seating on the wagon is limited; first-come, first-served.

Free, donations appreciated.

Family Nature Investigations: Build a Bee House

September 3, 2016
11am - 12pm

Learn about these important pollinators and build a house to help them thrive where you live.

Stroller Stroll

September 6, 2016
10:30am - 11:30am

Join a guide on a stroll along a paved path through our beautiful grounds.  This is a great opportunity for parents or caregivers to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, while children explore the natural world around them.

Preschool StoryBook Science

September 8, 2016
10am - 10:45am

Preschoolers (appropriate for children 3-5 years old) explore quality children's literature in a natural setting as only The Dawes Arboretum can provide.  Each 45-minute session may include songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and hands-on science for children ages three to five and their special caregivers.

This program takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, September – May.

 

Upcoming Sessions:

September 8, 2016 – The Ugly Bug

September 22, 2016 – The Apple Pie Tree

 

Free, donations appreciated.

History Center Exhibit

September 9, 2016 - September 11, 2016
12pm - 3pm

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of education at The Dawes Arboretum in this mini-museum, throughout the summer.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

September 9, 2016 - September 11, 2016
12pm - 12:45pm, 2pm - 2:45pm

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders, the late 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 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.

Speaker Series: The Apple's American Journey

September 10, 2016
10am - 11am

The modern apple has its origins in the mountains of Kazakhstan, where today whole forests of wild apples still grow.  But today the apple is a truly global fruit, traded and carried by migrants to temperate zones around the globe.  Yet Americans have embraced the apple as their national fruit, evidenced by the expression “as American as apple pie.”  This talk by William Kerrigan, Professor of American History at Muskingum University, briefly explores the apple’s early global history, then examines the apple’s American journey: its role in European colonization of North America’s temperate zones and its journey westward across the United States in the 19th century.  It concludes with a brief discussion of the apple’s place in the new global economy.

Free, donations appreciated.

22nd Annual Licking County River Round Up

September 10, 2016
8:30am - 12:30pm

The annual River Round Up is a county-wide volunteer effort to remove trash from the Licking River and its tributaries.  Groups and individuals are invited to volunteer at one of a dozen sites across the county, including one right here at The Arboretum!

Register in advance at www.lickingswcd.org.  Direct questions to Leslie Bline at labline@dawesarb.org or 740.323.2355 ext. 1209.

Crafting Ornaments From Clay

September 10, 2016
2pm - 3:30pm

Participants take a short walk on grounds to collect leaves, flowers and other natural materials from the gardens and use them to craft five ornaments out of clay.  Ornaments are dried and colored glazes are applied by the instructor, after the program.  Finished projects are available for pick-up three weeks after the program.  Children are welcome, if closely supervised by an adult.

Tai Chi Series

September 11, 2016
1pm - 2pm

This ancient form of movement therapy originated from Chinese practitioner’s beliefs that illness is caused by an imbalance of energy within the body.  The function of Tai Chi is to keep the energy flowing evenly in a balanced manner while increasing muscle and cardiovascular strength as well as improved balance, joint flexibility and posture.  Sifu Wayne Melton will instruct a yang style of movement therapy in the beautiful setting of the Japanese Garden to help maintain physical as well as mental health.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes.   In the event of inclement weather, class meets in the Visitors Center.  Fee includes 6 sessions (Sundays, September 11 - October 23).

Stroller Stroll

September 13, 2016
10:30am - 11:30am

Join a guide on a stroll along a paved path through our beautiful grounds.  This is a great opportunity for parents or caregivers to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, while children explore the natural world around them.

Home School Investigations: Follow The Leaf Trail

September 13, 2016
10am - 11:30am

Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each monthly 90-minute session includes a hands-on science study correlated with Ohio's Learning Standards. Sessions are for students ages six to ten. Classes are from 10 - 11:30 am and registration is required by the day prior to the session.

This week we present: Follow The Leaf Trail

Learn the key to tree identification and start your own leaf collection.

Bertie's Tea

September 15, 2016
2pm - 4pm

Bertie’s Tea is a celebration of Arboretum co-founder Bertie Dawes’ avid interest in gardening and nature.  Featured speaker Mitch Lynd, of Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala, will discuss apple varieties including those found Bertie Dawes’ personal apple orchard.  Petali Tea will be served along with tea sandwiches and desserts. This is a great opportunity to share in Bertie’s interests and make new friends.  An optional tour of the site of Bertie’s orchard, now the Living Legacy Apple orchard, will complete the day.

Registration for the tea opens on August 1.  A complimentary one-year Sugar Maple membership to The Arboretum is included with the non-member registration fee.

Daweswood House Museum Tours

September 16, 2016 - September 18, 2016
12pm - 12:45pm, 2pm - 2:45pm

Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders, the late 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 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.