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Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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8909 W. 179th St. Overland Park, KS 66013 United States
(913) 685-3604 http://www.opkansas.org/things-to-see-and-do/arboretum-and-botanical-gardens/

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August 2019

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 19 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 20 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 21 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 22 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Nature Story Time

August 22 @ 10:00 am

Join us for music, movement, and adventure outdoors hosted by Stepping Stones KC. These gatherings are for our little nature lovers ages, 2-5. The fee is per person ages 2-5, parents and siblings need only pay admission. Parent or guardian presence is required. For inclement weather, we will be inside but plan to play outdoors when you arrive. The nominal fee for “Nature Story Time” is thanks to a grant from the M.E. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation.   Registration is…

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Wine Tasting on the Terrace

August 22 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens for Wine Tasting on the Terrace, with delicious wine and tasty appetizers featuring regional vintners, and their locally produced wines. The wine presentation will be from Liquid Art Winery and hard cider from Dave & Dani, both based in Manhattan, Kansas. You may learn a little about how wine is grown and blended. Event sponsored by the Friends of the Arboretum. Registration is required.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 23 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 24 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 25 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 26 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 27 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 28 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 29 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 30 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 31 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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September 2019

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 1 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 2 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 3 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 4 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 5 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 6 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 7 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 8 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Mindfulness Nature Walk for Families

September 8 @ 2:00 pm

Nature walks provide a great opportunity to be mindful and connect to ourselves and the world around us. We will use all our senses to experience nature as a family through games and creative play. Use this time to reset your family before the busy week starts again.   All ages are welcome to join us. Register online.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 9 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 10 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 11 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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New Volunteer Orientation

September 11 @ 10:00 am

Potential volunteers learn about the various opportunities available at the Overland Park's 300-acre Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. We will complete the required paperwork, introduce you to our sign up system and answer any questions.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 12 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 13 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Night at the Arboretum

September 13 @ 7:00 pm

Experience the Arboretum like you never have before -- at night! Enjoy the nighttime sights and sounds and escape outdoors as a family while you learn about Native American Tribes that once lived here in Eastern Kansas. Bring your flashlights and be ready to gaze at the night sky. Included with admission. Free for FOTA members.

Find out more »

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 14 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion Guided Tour

September 14 @ 10:00 am

Join us for a guided tour of this exciting and one of a kind exhibit. Your guide will take you through the gardens to explore these unique kinetic sculptures. You will increase your understanding of modern contemporary sculpture and have some fun as well. Meet at the admissions kiosk to get started. Registration Fee: $10 per person plus admission for ages 6 and up, maximum of 15 people.

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Nature Story Time

September 14 @ 10:00 am

Join us for music, movement, and adventure outdoors hosted by Stepping Stones KC. These gatherings are for our little nature lovers ages, 2-5. The fee is per person ages 2-5, parents and siblings need only pay admission. Parent or guardian presence is required. For inclement weather, we will be inside but plan to play outdoors when you arrive. The nominal fee for “Nature Story Time” is thanks to a grant from the M.E. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation.   Registration is…

Find out more »

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 15 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 16 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 17 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 18 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 19 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Family Yogatime in the Gardens

September 19 @ 10:00 am

yoga

Family Yoga gives children and families the opportunity to tell a story through yoga poses while learning about the natural world. Rooted Like A Tree, Bloom Like A Flower, Fly Like A Butterfly are all poses that spark the imagination in small children. When they pretend to be a flower or butterfly while feeling cool grass beneath their feet, children establish a link with nature and enjoy feelings of peace and contentment. Each session will be at a different location…

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Terra Luna

September 19 @ 7:30 pm

WATERFRONT WEALTH Proudly Presents Terra Luna An Exciting Light and Sound Experience at The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens In partnership with Friends of the Arboretum and Quixotic September 19, 20, and 21, 2019 Based in Kansas City, Quixotic was given Silicon Valley’s unofficial stamp of genius when they were invited to perform at the global TED Conference in 2012. A unique blend of projection mapping, artistic dance, aerialists, musicians and specialty acts, Quixotic fuses all these elements into…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 20 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Terra Luna

September 20 @ 7:30 pm

WATERFRONT WEALTH Proudly Presents Terra Luna An Exciting Light and Sound Experience at The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens In partnership with Friends of the Arboretum and Quixotic September 19, 20, and 21, 2019 Based in Kansas City, Quixotic was given Silicon Valley’s unofficial stamp of genius when they were invited to perform at the global TED Conference in 2012. A unique blend of projection mapping, artistic dance, aerialists, musicians and specialty acts, Quixotic fuses all these elements into…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 21 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Hedge Apple Day

September 21 @ 12:00 pm

Kids will love this hands-on event. Come out to the Pavilion at the Arboretum and participate in nature crafts known as the Hedge Apple Goblin. Come and join in the fun. No pre-registration necessary, included with admission. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Arboretum.

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Terra Luna

September 21 @ 7:30 pm

WATERFRONT WEALTH Proudly Presents Terra Luna An Exciting Light and Sound Experience at The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens In partnership with Friends of the Arboretum and Quixotic September 19, 20, and 21, 2019 Based in Kansas City, Quixotic was given Silicon Valley’s unofficial stamp of genius when they were invited to perform at the global TED Conference in 2012. A unique blend of projection mapping, artistic dance, aerialists, musicians and specialty acts, Quixotic fuses all these elements into…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 22 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 23 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 24 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 25 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 26 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Nature Story Time

September 26 @ 10:00 am

Join us for music, movement, and adventure outdoors hosted by Stepping Stones KC. These gatherings are for our little nature lovers ages, 2-5. The fee is per person ages 2-5, parents and siblings need only pay admission. Parent or guardian presence is required. For inclement weather, we will be inside but plan to play outdoors when you arrive. The nominal fee for “Nature Story Time” is thanks to a grant from the M.E. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation.   Registration is…

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Wine Tasting on the Terrace

September 26 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens for Wine Tasting on the Terrace, with delicious wine and tasty appetizers featuring regional vintners, and their locally produced wines. This pleasant and enriching evening will be a delight. You may learn a little about how wine is grown and blended. Event sponsored by the Friends of the Arboretum. Registration is required.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 27 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 28 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 29 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

September 30 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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October 2019

Night at the Arboretum

October 4 @ 7:00 pm

Experience the Arboretum like you never have before -- at night! Enjoy the nighttime sights and sounds and escape outdoors as a family while you learn about Native American Tribes that once lived here in Eastern Kansas. Bring your flashlights and be ready to gaze at the night sky. Included with admission. Free for FOTA members.

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Free Weekend at the Arboretum

October 5 @ 8:00 am

Visit the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens this weekend only for free!

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Free Weekend at the Arboretum

October 6 @ 8:00 am

Visit the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens this weekend only for free!

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Botanical Brewfest

October 12 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for the 6th annual Botanical Brewfest. Beers from over 40 breweries, presenting over 100 beers for tasting. Food, music, games, and fun. Featuring many local and regional breweries, restaurants and bands all in our beautiful garden setting. Don't miss this premier metro-wide beer event that benefits the Arboretum's Train Garden. No one under 21 permitted. No Pets Please.   Purchase your tickets today!

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Mindfulness Nature Walk for Families

October 13 @ 2:00 pm

Nature walks provide a great opportunity to be mindful and connect to ourselves and the world around us. We will use all our senses to experience nature as a family through games and creative play. Use this time to reset your family before the busy week starts again.   All ages are welcome to join us. Register online.

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Monet Acrylic Painting Class

October 19 @ 10:00 am

Where else can you find the blushing shades of autumn begging to be captured on canvas? The Arboretum's trees stand at the ready. Fall tinges the woodland with an abundance of color. Let's stroll along the paths then study how to paint leaves and branches showcasing Mother Nature's showiest season. Invigorate your skills and bring home a masterpiece! This class is for those with some acrylic painting experience, instructed by Gloria Gale.   Register Online

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Winter Beekeeping: How Bees Make it to Spring

October 19 @ 10:00 am

Christine Faltynowski from the Kansas Bee Company/ MO-KAN Honey is back and will share how bees survive the winter months and make it through to spring.  She will discuss fall hive maintenance, winter bee feeding, maintaining hive temperatures, and early spring maintenance. Beekeeping Q&A will be held at the end of the class, so bring all your bee and beekeeping questions for expert answers! Class is included with paid admission. Register Online 

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November 2019

Luminary Walk

November 29 @ 5:00 pm

Stroll down candlelit trails through the gardens and woods at the 20th annual Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens' Holiday Luminary Walk. This Arboretum fundraiser features a mile of candles, holiday lights, live musical entertainment, Santa Claus in the Depot, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire and mystical Gnome and Fairy Villages. Volunteers and staff members are transforming the Arboretum into a wonderland of candles and lights, music and holiday fun. Thousands of candles line the walkways and…

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Luminary Walk

November 30 @ 5:00 pm

Stroll down candlelit trails through the gardens and woods at the 20th annual Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens' Holiday Luminary Walk. This Arboretum fundraiser features a mile of candles, holiday lights, live musical entertainment, Santa Claus in the Depot, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire and mystical Gnome and Fairy Villages. Volunteers and staff members are transforming the Arboretum into a wonderland of candles and lights, music and holiday fun. Thousands of candles line the walkways and…

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December 2019

Luminary Walk

December 6 @ 5:00 pm

Stroll down candlelit trails through the gardens and woods at the 20th annual Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens' Holiday Luminary Walk. This Arboretum fundraiser features a mile of candles, holiday lights, live musical entertainment, Santa Claus in the Depot, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire and mystical Gnome and Fairy Villages. Volunteers and staff members are transforming the Arboretum into a wonderland of candles and lights, music and holiday fun. Thousands of candles line the walkways and…

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Luminary Walk

December 7 @ 5:00 pm

Stroll down candlelit trails through the gardens and woods at the 20th annual Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens' Holiday Luminary Walk. This Arboretum fundraiser features a mile of candles, holiday lights, live musical entertainment, Santa Claus in the Depot, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire and mystical Gnome and Fairy Villages. Volunteers and staff members are transforming the Arboretum into a wonderland of candles and lights, music and holiday fun. Thousands of candles line the walkways and…

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Luminary Walk

December 13 @ 5:00 pm

Stroll down candlelit trails through the gardens and woods at the 20th annual Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens' Holiday Luminary Walk. This Arboretum fundraiser features a mile of candles, holiday lights, live musical entertainment, Santa Claus in the Depot, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire and mystical Gnome and Fairy Villages. Volunteers and staff members are transforming the Arboretum into a wonderland of candles and lights, music and holiday fun. Thousands of candles line the walkways and…

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Luminary Walk

December 14 @ 5:00 pm

Stroll down candlelit trails through the gardens and woods at the 20th annual Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens' Holiday Luminary Walk. This Arboretum fundraiser features a mile of candles, holiday lights, live musical entertainment, Santa Claus in the Depot, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire and mystical Gnome and Fairy Villages. Volunteers and staff members are transforming the Arboretum into a wonderland of candles and lights, music and holiday fun. Thousands of candles line the walkways and…

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