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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 12, 2017: What’s a Herp?

Sing, play, move like an amphibian and meet our resident reptiles.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • July 12, 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 14, 2017 - July 16, 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 14, 2017 - July 16, 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

Tromp through the stream, flip rocks and search nooks and crannies at a secluded portion of The Arboretum property in search of lungless salamanders. Guests meet in the Visitors Center for a short presentation and then travel by van or personal vehicles to our outlying Gorge property. Be sure to wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and dirty.

When

  • July 14, 2017
    6:00pm - 9:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Paths will be illuminated for you to explore our Red Barn Reserve and discover the vast array of ecosystems hidden around each bend.  Arboretum experts will be on hand to interpret different areas.  Return to the Red Barn and relax by the bonfire with delicious tastings of City Barbecue and local brews.  Price is per person and includes two drink tickets each.  Additional tickets may be purchased while supply lasts.  This program is for our visitors aged 21 years and older.

When

  • BBQ & Brews at the Barn
    July 14, 2017
    9:00pm - 11:00pm

Where

Red Barn Area

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What

Travel with an Arboretum staff member for an exclusive visit to Ted and Ann Schnormeier's gardens -- fifty acres of manicured lawns and gardens with a spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home, a Japanese tea house, ten lakes and much more.  Guests will lunch on their own at Alison's Finer Diner in Mount Vernon and wrap up the day with a visit to Ted's newest endeavor, Ariel-Foundation Park.

This is an exclusive opportunity for our members at the Beech Level and above.  

When

  • July 15, 2017
    7:00am - 4:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Become a junior entomologist in this exciting insect-themed camp!  Catch and identify insects and other arthropods in fields, woods, ponds and streams.  Build a bug box, see bugs up close and make bug-tastic crafts.

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 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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What

What would you do if you were stranded in the wilderness?  How would you survive?  In this hands-on camp, cover the basics of what it takes, including nature awareness and mental preparedness.  Learn how to use a compass and other tools essential for survival.

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 17, 2017 - July 21, 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 19, 2017: Garden Fairy House
Build an enchanting miniature home alongside our lovely gardens.

The program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • July 19, 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 21, 2017 - July 23, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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