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Bell Museum 150th Anniversary

January 2022 through January 2023

The Bell Museum celebrates 150 years beginning January 2022. The yearlong celebration will feature different experiences that showcase the rich and varied history of the museum. Visitors are invited to engage with each new experience as The Bell Museum commemorates this exciting milestone.

Let's Talk Plants

June 18 through October 29, 10 AM ​- 4 PM Saturdays

Visit with Master Gardener Volunteers, who can answer questions about gardens, trees, lawns and landscape.


August 25 through October 31, 10 AM - 6 PM daily

Kick off apple season at the birthplace of the Honeycrisp at the Arboretum’s AppleHouse. Parking and admission are free. Arboretum members receive a 10% discount with their membership card on AppleHouse purchases.

Scarecrows in the Garden

September 17 through October 31

The popular Scarecrows in the Gardens adds a festive note to the Arboretum’s autumn displays on the Dahlberg Terrace and Scarecrow Hill. Check out the artistry of the experts from Bachman’s, Arboretum staff and members of the community.

Ornamental Grass Collection Open House: Celebrating 35 Years

August 23 and September 22, 3 PM - 6 PM

Join Mary Meyer, PhD, in the Ornamental Grass Collection to enjoy the grasses in their fall beauty and see which plants have been there for 35 years. The collection, which Meyer helped establish at the Arboretum in 1987, is a Plant Collections Network Nationally Accredited Plant Collection. 

2022 Kolshorn Lecture

September 22, 5 PM - 7 PM

Each year, the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology (FWCB) invites a distinguished scientist or conservationist to campus to give the Kolshorn Lecture. The 2022 event will feature Patricia Wright, PhD, the Herrnstein Endowed Chair in Conservation Biology at Stony Brook University. 

Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library Book Sale

September 23 - September 25, 10 AM​ - 4 PM

Shop for used books, CDs and DVDs in a wide variety of subjects. This sale, organized by the Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library, typically raises between $10,000-$12,000 for the library.


September 24, 4 PM - 10 PM

Every day, we wake up to challenges within us and between us. This event is about open conversation, shared discovery, and embracing a clear-eyed sense of hope. CFANS Professor and Entomology Department Head Sujaya Rao, PhD, hopes to gather support for eating bugs as a more sustainable way of feeding the global population.


September 24, 5 PM - 8 PM​

Join us for the 4th annual AppleJAM, featuring a concert by Humbird, as well as a variety of family-friendly activities highlighting apples.

Field Fest

September 24, 10 AM - 3 PM

Celebrate the harvest at the Farm at the Arb with a family-friendly festival! Enjoy farm-fresh food tastings, garden tours, a scavenger hunt, interactive games, exhibits and more. Dig into the dirt to harvest sugar beets or try the hands-on activities in the family tent while Clark Machtemes and the Traveled Ground play from the Event Lawns stage. Purchase food and drinks from food trucks and a beer garden.