If you just LOVE nature, and learning, and history, then you will love Tyler Arboretum, which began lie as a collection of over 1,000 ornamental plants collected for scientific study.
Today you get to explore one of the oldest arboreta in the entire NE United States, with 650 acres of plants, buildings, and hiking trails!
You can spend the day among the heritage plants, as well as the historic buildings, and even grab those walking shoes and take on the 17 miles of tracks through wetlands, meadows and woodlands. Don't forget to keep an eye out for the wildlife too!
There are a host of fun things to do with the kids at the arboretum too, including the house that Goblins built! (Goblins don't do things very well, so it's a bit crooked!)
They can explore the small cabin in the trees, or venture down a woodland path to find villages, castles, and hamlets just for those gnomes and fairies! Maybe you will spot one!
A favorite for kids is the vegetable demonstration garden, where they can see exactly where carrots and lettuce come from, and discover the wonders of growing your own food!
Let's not forget the host of other garden and plant wonders for the parents at this fun Pennsylvania day out for the family.
So get those green thumbs ready, it's time to experience Mother Nature at her best!
Tyler Arboretum is easily accessible and is a 30 to 45 minute drive from Philadelphia. The Arboretum is not served by regional buses or trains.Get directions
$15 for non-members
$9 (Ages 3 - 17)
Seniors and military
They offer children's eco-birthday parties where you can choose from specially developed themes, perfect for kids, with walks, exploration, discover and fun!
There is a picnic area that you can use, near the Visitor Center!
Keep checking on the special exhibits they have across the year, especially over summer. Kids always love them!
They have great educational programs for kids, so why not book a field trip and let kids explore in nature! Great for geography, ecology and history!
The arboretum is a naturalistic landscape with access to plants and gardens often over turf or mulched surfaces. There are some paved surfaces such as to the Visitor Cener, the historic buildings, the pond and barn, and Fort Tyler and Tulip Tree are both accessible via ramps