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There’s nothing more soothing to the soul than being out in nature and can even help you de-stress. As school starts in less than 2 weeks, we needed to relax from the chaos of school supply and clothes buying and headed out to Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to check out their 92 acres of plants, trees and gorgeous layout including their tree adventure exhibit which is 50 feet high. They were kind enough to provide complimentary entry for our adventure. As you pull in, the winding driveway makes you feel as if you’re pulling up to a castle which the Welcome Center looks very close to it.
We headed into the Gift Shop to pick up the Scavenger Hunt papers which rotate every so often. Their papers asked the question of ‘Where does the White Rabbit live?’ and you have to visit 10 different spots throughout the Arboretum. My little scholars poured over the clues and the map and we headed out along the path. The first stop was the Tree House exhibit. The bridge led to a giant robin’s nest with 3 eggs which held their first clue. After we checked out the nest, we walked along the other bridge path to the squirrel’s nests (which were nets in the floor that you can scramble around on). They all loved trying to walk from one side to the other except for Chase. He stepped on it and said no way Mommy, he’s not the best with heights so we watched the other kids scramble around.
There are so many beautiful setups including a rose garden with fountains, sculptures everywhere and even an electric toy train setup.
Each flower, plant, shrub and tree have either a tag or a plaque that tells you their name, scientific name and where they are from. They come from all over the world which is amazing and gorgeous. There’s a swan pond where we saw the cutest ducklings and chipmunks running all over.
Each area is wheelchair accessible which is perfect for everyone. The staff is so friendly and answered any questions my kids had. And we even figured out the answer to the scavenger hunt! We had such a great time here that we’re already planning to come back.