The Caterpillar Lab visits the Arnold Arboretum!

[Arnold Arboretum,Hunnewell Building] August 22 through August 26, 10:00am-5:00pm every day
The Caterpillar Lab, from Keene, NH, comes to the Arnold Arboretum for 5 days of astonishing exhibits. Explore the captivating world of caterpillars on a whole new level.There will be live caterpillars, cocoons, hatched eggs, shed skins and much more. Visitors of all ages will be amazed. For more information and to contact us email or call 617.384.5209.

Family Hike: The Forest is Calling

Families need nature at all times of the year! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We’ll visit a nearby forest inside the Arboretum and learn what plants and animals live there. Play with forest puppets, get a tattoo, and read a StoryWalk ®. Free and open to all, most suitable for children ages four through ten.

Art Workshop: Cyanotype Printing for Families

Sarah Cross, Artist and Art Instructor 

Saturday, July 28 10:00am–12:00pm     [Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building]

Sarah Cross, the Arnold Arboretum's exhibiting artist of Between the Leaves, will hold a cyanotype printing workshop for families. Join Sarah to make beautiful blue prints of leaves and blooms found at the Arboretum, while you learn about this alternative printing technique. After making your own unique cyanotype photogram, you will be able to take it home. All materials will be provided. This free drop in is appropriate for ages 7 and up.

Art Reception – Between the Leaves: The Unique Prints of Sarah Cross

July 26 – October 13, 2019       [Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building]

Opening Reception, Saturday, July 27, 1:00-3:00pm, Free, public invited

Cyanotype Workshop: Sunday, July 28, 10:00am-Noon;  Free, drop-in

Between the Leaves focuses on the ephemeral quality of light.  Behind each photograph is Cross's hand in the physical construction of what is set up in front of the camera, or through a cathartic printing process. The artist works with a range of photographic media, including 4" x 5" color negatives, and gum bichromate printing to create photographs. After a strong degree of photoshop manipulation, the prints are made through the historic gum bichromate process. With this lengthy process, each color is printed as a single layer, resulting in fragile, painterly, and unique prints. Although large in physical presence, these prints are meant to express small invitations to reverie. Sarah Cross is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of Photography at Cazenovia College in New York. She taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Photography & New Media at Beloit College in Wisconsin from 2009 to 2013.

Gardening for Butterflies and Moths

Colin McCallum-Cook, Horticultural Technologist

Learn how to attract butterflies and moths to your garden and cater to their unique lifecycle requirements in this program focused exclusively on lepidopteran-friendly gardening techniques. Lepidopteran conservation in New England is more important than ever, as many formerly common species are now threatened with extirpation. Colin McCallum-Cook will also show you how to use citizen science applications to monitor species in your garden and contribute valuable data to the cause of lepidopteran conservation. Fee $32

Register at or call 617-384-5277.