Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tree House Festival at Tyler Arboretum


Families are invited to connect with nature and celebrate all things trees at Tyler Arboretum’s upcoming Tree House Festival on August 6, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is free with regular admission and will be held rain or shine. Families can bring a blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.

Explore seven Totally Terrific Treehouses and participate in a range of outdoor activities that entice kids and their grown-ups to discover the magic of trees. Saddle up with rope and harness for kids tree climbing under the guidance of a professional arborist from Oakwood Tree Care Professionals. Watch Joseph King the “Tree Carver” recycle an oak stump into an elaborate chainsaw sculpture. Be fascinated by native birds- of-prey during raptor demonstrations by the Academy of Natural Sciences (11:30am and 1:00 pm). Explore the future of trees with members of the PA Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation, whose kid-friendly display will highlight initiatives to restore the American chestnut tree to native forests. Enjoy make-and-take tree crafts,a tree house scavenger hunt, and a bubble machine that will delight kids of all ages.



Representatives from WJBR-FM 99.5 will add to the lively atmosphere with music and a The Tree House Festival highlights Tyler Arboretum’s Totally Terrific Treehouses exhibition, which celebrates trees and their role in our lives. Running through Sunday, November 27, the exhibition is free with admission and is open rain or shine during regular Arboretum hours. Families can explore seven one-of-a-kind exhibits designed and built by architects and artisans from around the Philadelphia region. Be inspired by our arboreal heritage as you wonder at creations ranging from the elegantly simple to the fantastically elaborate: you will never look at trees in the same way again! Tyler Arboretum is grateful for the support of the 2011 Totally Terrific

Treehouses Sponsors. Presenting Sponsor is NBC10. Media Sponsors are 99.5 WJBR, County Lines Magazine, Main Line Today, Delaware County News Network and Fun Things To Do With Your Kids in Delaware County.


For more information:  www.tylerarboretum.org


Location:   515 Painter Rd Media PA 19063


This event is appropriate for: the whole family 


Cost: Children under three and Arboretum members are admitted for free.
Non-member adults (16 to 64), $9
Non-member seniors (65+), $8
Non-member youths (3-15), $5; children under 3 are free




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