Morris Arboretum Opens the Tree Adventure on July 4th

Along Out on a Limb
Entrance to Out on a Limb; photo by M. McClellan

More than five years in the making, the Morris Arboretum opens their new permanent exhibit on July 4th. Called the Tree Adventure, your experience begins with Out on a Limb, a 450-foot-long canopy walk more than 50 feet above ground level, that gives visitors a bird’s eye view of the forest.

From the Canopy Walk, you’ll cross the Swaying Suspension Bridge to the Bird’s Nest, scamper onto the Squirrel Scramble’s rope-netting skirting two towering trees, head to the top of the Wissahickon Vista platform for sweeping views and wander along the raised platform of the Canopy Walk.

Once you’ve taken in the views, pick up a Tree Adventure Passport and explore the tree education stations set up across the arboretum grounds. Kids get a small prize if they complete the learning challenges at each of the five stops.

The Tree Adventure is free with the cost of admission to the arboretum. Adults are $14 and children/students are $7. The arboretum is open 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (on weekends during the summer months, they’re open until 5 p.m.). Click the image above to see a full slideshow of images from Tree Adventure.

Morris Arboretum
100 Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 247-5777
http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml

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