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Yoga in the Gardens

Thursdays and Sundays throughout 2024

With over 1,200 acres of breathing room, including peaceful indoor spaces, the Arboretum serves as a refuge to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit in one of the greenest spaces in Minnesota. Our Yoga in the Gardens series features year-round wellness classes led by local instructors.


Adam Turman: Did You See That?

May 9–July 14

Experience the bold, bright and colorful works of famed Minnesota artist, muralist and printmaker Adam Turman as he explores the wonders of nature — and how we perceive them — at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. 


Music in the Gardens

June 2–August 29, Thursdays 6–7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1:30–3 p.m.

Enjoy live music throughout the summer at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Local bands and community groups will perform on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. 


Midwest Farm Energy Conference

Wednesday and Thursday, June 26–27

Pathways to Decarbonizing Agriculture: The 2024 Midwest Farm Energy Conference at the West Central Research and Outreach Center will cover topics such as electrifying the farm, utility transmissions, ammonia as a farm fuel, e-fuels, reducing methane emissions, and agrivoltaics.


Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center Lab Tour

Last Wednesday of each month, 3–4 p.m.

Join us the last Wednesday of each month for a guided tour of the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center Containment Lab (MCL), where you'll get an inside look at our state-of-the-art facility and discover the innovative research underway. It's a perfect opportunity for individuals curious about the world of science. Large group or a special occasion? Use the sign up form to request a custom tour!


Firefly Viewing Nights at the Arboretum

June 27-29, July 5-6, July 11-14, 8:30–10:30 p.m.

Experience the magic of summer nights at the Arb with hundreds of fireflies flashing through the sky! Begin your firefly viewing experience by gathering to learn about these special creatures from local experts. You’ll be able to pick from a few options for firefly-viewing hikes throughout the Arboretum grounds.


A Night at the Arboretum With Adam Turman

Friday, June 28, 6–9 p.m.

Celebrate summer and a sensational Arboretum art show, Did You See That? by Minnesota painter Adam Turman, with a night of fun at the Arboretum.


Barley U Field Day 2024

Tuesday, July 9, 1–5 p.m.

Come see what's brewing in at our annual Barley U Field Day! New this year we will pair our traditional field tour with a tour of the brewing research facility in the Food Science Pilot Plant. Following the tours, we will engage with further conversation about all things barley with a social featuring barley beverage and food products. All followed by delicious barley (and other) refreshments and a chance to socialize.


Sensory Friendly Saturdays at the Bell Museum

Next date: Saturday, July 20, 8–10 a.m.

This monthly series provides a welcoming and accessible environment for individuals, families, and children who have sensory sensitivities. Experience the Bell Museum with lowered lighting, quieter sounds, and fewer visitors.


Open Birding at the Bell

Saturday, July 20, 10–11 a.m.

All visitors can join the birding fun on the Bell Museum’s Learning Landscape! This drop-in guided experience welcomes all experience levels, especially those who are new to bird-watching! Binoculars are available and the group will remain on the flat, paved sidewalk just outside of the museum.