ARBORETUM NEWS (FRIENDS OF THE ARBORETUM)

Explore Nature in Indoor Comfort

MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012

Tour the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium: February 28, 2012

Enjoy a day of independent exploration with dynamic fresh water aquarium and live animal displays, historical and interactive exhibits tracing the human experience along the Mississippi River, and entertainment in immersion theaters and living history demonstrations.

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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.