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8:00 am

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

Kinetic art is a unique art form utilizing the environment to enhance the aesthetic experience for the viewer. Participating artist Lin Emery aptly described the artistry of kinetic sculpture when she said, “Elements are derived from nature, and I borrow natural elements — wind, water, magnets — to set them in motion. The rhythms are … Read More

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8:15 am

Bird Walk

Mike Stoakes, Arboretum volunteer and all around birder, will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum. Nearly 100 different species of birds have been identified at the Arboretum, giving you plenty to look forward to.  Included with admission. Please dress appropriately, closed toe shoes and long … Read More

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9:00 am

Plant Sale

The 20th annual Overland Park Arboretum plant sale opens with this preview opportunity for Friends of the Arboretum members. Special emphasis on native, butterfly and pollinator plants with knowledgeable gardeners on hand to assist shoppers. Support the Arboretum as you choose the perfect plants for your 2018 garden. The sale is open to the public, … Read More

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10:00 am


Bring the entire family out for a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum! Find out why over 5 million people throughout the world hunt for containers, called geocaches, using hand-held GPS devices. Brief classroom presentation followed by a search for two geocaches.  Adult presence required for ages 13 and under. Register online.

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