Friday, August 29, 2014
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Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

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Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
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  • Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-247-5777
  • Calendar
    Upcoming events
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      Tree Adventure
    • Friday, August 29, 2014
    • A canopy into the limbs of the Metasequoias is the latest addition to the Morris Arboretum experience. A stairway brings visitors front and center into one of the Arboretum's most spectacular groves of trees via an installation called 'meta Metasequoia.' Once aloft, a viewing basket provides an open-air room big enough to sit in, allowing visitors to linger within the branches and feel the childhood wonder of seeing the world from above.
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      Home Tweet Home: Designer Birdhouses
    • Friday, August 29, 2014
    • "Home Tweet Home" is a garden-wide exhibit of 30+ creative birdhouses crafted by artists, talented individuals and bird lovers from all walks of life. Some of the birdhouses are fully-functional, while others are merely whimsical.
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      Garden Railway
    • Friday, August 29, 2014
    • This annual model train exhibit features an elaborate display adorned with miniature historic buildings created from natural materials. The theme changes yearly.
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      Garden Railway Circus Week
    • Friday, August 29, 2014
    • This annual model train exhibit features an elaborate display adorned with miniature historic buildings created from natural materials. The theme changes yearly. This year's theme is "Who Lives Here?" and features clues to help visitors determine who lives in each of the 16 dwellings displayed.
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      Give & Take Jugglers
    • Saturday, August 30, 2014
    • This family-oriented new vaudeville troupe combines juggling, comedy and lots of audience participation to bring non-stop fun for the whole family.
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      Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Weekend
    • Saturday, September 6, 2014
    • Percy, Gordon, Emily, and the gang will be on the track featuring seven loops and tunnels with 15 rail lines, two cable cars, and nine bridges, with a trestle bridge you can walk under. This world has miniature buildings surrounding the tracks.
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      Birds Can Save the World
    • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    • John W. Fitzpatrick of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology presents an illustrated lecture on the vital roles that birds play in fostering conservation of worldwide biological diversity.
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      International Maple Symposium
    • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    • This two-day event will feature presentations by a number of internationally renowned maple experts. Several post-conference tours of public and private gardens will also be available (separate fee).