Thursday, April 25, 2019

Arbor Day

Sorry for the short notice, but if you’re free tomorrow, so is admission to the Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum. The University Circle institution and the Kirtland arboretum are celebrating Arbor Day by waiving their admission fees and giving away tree seedlings while supplies last) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Interact with butterflies indoors and outdoors tomorrow.
Some schools are closed for spring break this week, so here’s something to do with the kids. If you go to the Cleveland Botanical Garden, you can catch one of the last days of the Amazing Butterflies exhibit, which ends Sunday. From the photos on CBG’s website and Facebook page, the butterflies are a big hit with kids.

At the arboretum, there is no shortage of activities to keep people of all ages occupied. You can walk or hike on several trails, visit a variety of gardens or, for a fee, meet the challenge of the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Family Emergent Tower. This video from CoolCleveland offers a preview of that adventure.

It’s said that on a clear day you can see Lake Erie from the tower, which is 120 feet up. Friday’s forecast calls for rain, but you know how often the weather changes in Northeast Ohio. You might get a lake view tomorrow after all.


  1. Good to know! School is closed Fri for us, so we may need to take a field trip!

    1. It seems like an ideal way to spend a day off from school.


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