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Guided Trail Walk

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Hit the trails and learn more about the Arboretum’s botanically diverse forest with the return of guided trail walks in 2021! In response to COVID-19, new safety measures have been put in place to protect …

2021 Mountain Science Expo (Online!)

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It’s the 10th anniversary of the Mountain Science Expo at The North Carolina Arboretum, and this year the Expo is once again going virtual! Celebrate the occasion with our Youth Education team and science partners …

2021 City Nature Challenge

April 30 - May 3

Ready, set, snap! Connect with fellow nature lovers from around the world in the 2021 City Nature Challenge, a worldwide bioblitz held April 30 – May 3 that encourages participants to get outside and celebrate …

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit

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On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays through October 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 Enveloping Landscape: A Contemplative Photographic Journey

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The Enveloping Landscape: A Contemplative Photographic Journey is a visual celebration of the transformative power of place-based education. In this first-ever collaboration between the Arboretum’s Exhibits and Adult Education programs, images from award-winning documentary photographer …

Wild Art Sculpture Showcase

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The North Carolina Arboretum is going wild for art and nature in 2021 with Wild Art! On view April 1 through September 26, this outdoor sculpture exhibition features works by 17 local and national artists …