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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

  • June 30, 2017 - July 2, 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

Enjoy a summer evening at the Red Barn and experience views of the evening sky.  Objects we expect to see through telescopes include the sun, moon, Jupiter and Saturn.  Bring a blanket or chair to relax and a flashlight to guide your short walk from parking to the viewing area.

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 1, 2017
    7:00pm - 10:00pm

Where

Red Barn Area

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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 5, 2017: Magic Rocks and Fossils

Look closer at the oldest building blocks around.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • July 5, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:45pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Join us 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, practice making a spore print and learn to use an ID key.

Collecting mushrooms is prohibited at The Dawes Arboretum unless part of an Arboretum sanctioned program.

When

  • July 6, 2017
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

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 7, 2017 - July 9, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

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 7, 2017 - July 9, 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

Beman Gates Dawes, Jr., the oldest child of the founders of The Dawes Arboretum, took a bold step with a handful of his fellow classmates to enter the First World War before Congress declared the United States’ entrance into the conflict. Learn more about Beman Jr.’s war service through photographs, letters and artifacts.

We recommend a $2 per person donation for this program.  Registration is not required.

 

When

  • July 8, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Boxwood have been heavily utilized in landscapes, largely because of their resistance to deer browse. However, the past two winters have proven tough on many evergreens, especially boxwood. Learn about these and other beautiful broadleaf evergreens and find out which ones might best suit your landscape -- adding ornamental diversity, textures and color.

When

  • July 8, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:30pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Are you ready to put your clue-seeking skills to good use?  Each day will begin with a riddle that inspires our investigations.  Observe nature, engage in hands-on activities and solve mysteries to uncover the wonders of the natural 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.

When

  • July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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What

We all need water!  Learn about why water is so important and how to keep it healthy in this camp session that will get you searching for crawdads and fishes in the stream, dipping into the wetland, paddling a canoe on an excursion on the Licking River and visiting a local water park.

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.

When

  • July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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