Enjoy a Quiet Time naturalist-led tour on Sunday Dec. 26


The Visitor Center will be closed for State designated Holidays on December 24 and 25. We will be open as usual on Sunday, December 26 from 12:30-4:00 p.m. The naturalist – led tour at 1:00 p.m. will take you out on walking trails near the Visitor Center to enjoy some natural quiet time after the hustle and bustle of the last few days. We will be open Monday Tuesday and Wednesday, but closed for required furlough day on Thursday, December 30, and holidays on December 31 and January 1. We will still have our annual New Years Eve walk beginning at 6:30 on Friday evening and a naturalist-led walk on Sunday January 2 at 1:00 p.m. about natural events or the keeping of phenological records.

Located between Lake Wingra and the West Beltline Highway at 1207 Seminole Highway, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum features the restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin. This 1,260-acre arboretum also houses flowering trees, shrubs and a world-famous lilac collection. Educational tours for groups and the general public, science and nature-based classes for all ages and abilities, and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for groups, families and individuals are available.