Imagine peeking out from inside a giant birds nest, or walking through a squirrel walk net high above the forest floor, or peering out through the tops of the trees to see what birds and other critters are about.
That is the interactive experience that Morris Arboretum has created for all of the nature loving kids in your life.
Seeing nature through a child’s eyes is one of the biggest joys of my life!
This weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Morris Arboretum with my 3 favorite nature-loving kids: Libby (7), Penny (5), and Emmett (2) and their mom Mary.
One of the things I love about Morris Arboretum is that they have made it their mission to create kid-friendly interactive experiences to bring nature close to children. Experiences that involve all of the senses, and invite kids to dive right in for fun.
From fun bike racks, to interpretive signs, to interactive displays, to plenty of room to run, quiet places to explore, things to smell, and so much to see, there is something here for all of your kids.
This family lives across the street from me, and I’ve had the joy of watching each of them grow up.
It’s so much fun to see nature through their eyes, to participate in their joy of exploration, and witness their joy in playing and learning in the natural world around them.
Libby and Penny were really excited to show us the Big Bugs, and raced happily ahead to show off each sculpture.
The Morris Arboretum is a public garden located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. It was established in 1932 and is maintained by the University of Pennsylvania. The Morris Arboretum covers 92 acres and is home to a diverse collection of trees, shrubs, and other plants, many of which are rare or endangered.
Some of the notable features of the Morris Arboretum include:
Collection of trees: The Morris Arboretum has a diverse collection of trees from all over the world, including conifers, deciduous trees, and flowering trees. Some of the rare and unusual species in the collection include the Dawn Redwood, the Ginkgo, and the Baldcypress.
Garden displays: In addition to its tree collection, the Morris Arboretum also has several garden displays, including the Rose Garden, the Asian Valley, and the Horticulture Display Garden. These gardens showcase a variety of plants and flowers, and are designed to inspire visitors to create their own beautiful gardens at home.
Outdoor exhibits: The Morris Arboretum also has several outdoor exhibits, including the Natural Lands, the Poison Garden, and the Out on a Limb exhibit, which is a unique, tree-top walkway that offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
Education and research: The Morris Arboretum is also dedicated to educating the public about the importance of plants and the natural world, and to conducting research that advances the fields of horticulture and botany. The arboretum offers a variety of educational programs for visitors of all ages, as well as opportunities for research and internships for students and professionals.
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