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8:00 am

Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks

September 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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July 1 - November 1

The Arboretum is excited to welcome back the widely popular traveling exhibit, Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks by Sean Kenney. Featuring 16 larger-than-life-size sculptures placed throughout the Arboretum's gardens and created with nearly 500,000 LEGO Bricks, this family-friendly exhibit draws inspiration from the living world and combines art, play and science to create an inspiring intersection …

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10:00 am

Discovery Station: Monarch Caterpillars

September 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Saturdays in September, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

This month, The North Carolina Arboretum is celebrating monarchs in a whole new way! We're offering families the chance to meet an Arboretum educator and view real monarch butterfly caterpillars as they munch on milkweed to prepare for their epic migration to Mexico. This informative drop-in education program runs from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. …

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12:00 pm

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit

September 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until November 15, 2020

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. (weather permitting), Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Garden Promenade. Last Day of Train Operation for 2020: …

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1:00 pm

Discovery Station: Monarch Caterpillars

September 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Saturdays in September, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

This month, The North Carolina Arboretum is celebrating monarchs in a whole new way! We're offering families the chance to meet an Arboretum educator and view real monarch butterfly caterpillars as they munch on milkweed to prepare for their epic migration to Mexico. This informative drop-in education program runs from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. …

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6:00 pm

ArborEvenings

September 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July - September @ 8 - 11 pm

***Please note: Beginning Thursday, September 17, ArborEvenings will be extended! The event will be held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. through OCTOBER 2 (incoming gates close one hour prior at 10 p.m.). Guests can enter anytime between 6 - 10 p.m. Due to a rainy season and unfortunate cancellations, the Arboretum …

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