Arnold Arboretum

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Arnold Arboretum
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Boston for kids: Arnold Arboretum

The arboretum, one of the world’s leading centres for plant study, was established in 1872. In a beautiful, 265-acre park setting, this living museum is administered by Harvard University. Open to the public, it provides the opportunity to see more than 7,000 specimens of trees and plants from around the world. Free guided tours are available on designated days throughout the year—phone for details. In May, Lilac Sunday is a day-long celebration of the fragrant, flowering shrub.


Venue name: Arnold Arboretum
Address: 125 Arborway

Cross street: at Centre Street
Opening hours: Grounds dawn-dusk daily. Visitors' center 9am-4pm Mon-Fri; 10am-4pm Sat; noon-4pm Sun.
Transport: Orange line to Forest Hills
Price: Admission free.
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