Morris Arboretum of the University of PennsylvaniaWhat's Happening in July?
Summer Evening Water Features Tour Summer Evening
Water Features Tour
Wednesday, July 10 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Tour the Arboretum’s lovely natural and man-made fountains and cascades, and learn more about the evolution of the use of water elements in gardens. Learn more.

Founder's Day Ice Cream Social
Founder’s Summer Ice Cream Social
Thursday, July 13 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

You’re invited to the garden for ice cream, music and merriment to celebrate the birthday of Arboretum founder, John Morris. Enjoy the old-fashioned a cappella stylings of the Late Entry Barbershop Quartet. Refreshments included with ticket price. Purchase tickets.

Storytime at the Arboretum Storytime at the Arboretum
Friday, July 12
10:30am – 11:00am

Join us for fun and engaging reading sessions with local librarians. Each session is tailored to the changing seasons and complements the natural setting of the Arboretum. Register now.

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends at the Garden Railway
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14

Look for your favorite train characters among the whole steam engine gang from Sodor as they take over the Railway for the weekend. Learn more.

Springfield Mills Demonstration Day Springfield Mills Demonstration Day
Sunday, July 21
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Bring your family to explore the Arboretum’s historic grist mill situated along the picturesque Wissahickon Creek. One-ton millstones grind corn kernels, and 160 year old machinery transport and sift the ground corn to produce meal. Learn more.

Commonwealth Classic Theatre
Commonwealth Classic Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure
Wednesday, July 24 | 6:30pm

In Shakespeare’s bawdy and witty, dark comedy, Measure for Measure, questions of mercy, justice, corruption of power, and religious hypocrisy are explored in a thrilling story line. Join us in exploring the questions that lay at the passionate heart of William Shakespeare’s timeless and timely work. Learn more.

Lectures & Classes
Upcoming Classes

Woody Plant Conference
Friday, July 19 | 8:30am – 4:30pm
This popular day-long conference focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic States and how to use them in the landscape. Register now.

BioEYES: Your Watershed, Your Backyard
Saturday, July 27 | 10:30am – 12:30pm
Come learn about your local watershed and the basic principles of environmental science in the Arboretum. Register now.

Art Explorations in Nature
Four Thursdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 | 10:30am – 11:30am
From painting to printing to constructing, children will experiment with a variety of natural materials to develop self-expression and fine motor skills. Register now.

Exploring Moths and Butterflies
Saturday, August 3 | 10:00am – 11:30am
Families can join naturalist Pam Newitt for a morning of deep exploration; we will head outdoors to observe and catch some of these jewels that feed on the flowers of the Morris Arboretum. Register now.

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