The North Carolina Arboretum hosts several rotating exhibitions throughout the year, including informative and inspiring exhibits focused on arts, culture, education, and science. Based in the Baker Exhibit Center, rotating exhibits highlight the area’s rich cultural heritage and provide interactive and enriching educational experiences for all ages and interests. Exhibits feature works by both regional artists and craftsmen, as well as local and international artists.
The Arboretum offers a wide variety of events throughout the year for the public and member of the Arboretum, ranging from special lectures and presentations to youth programs, plant shows, and artist demonstrations.
The North Carolina Arboretum offers an array of educational programs and learning experiences for all ages from children to adults across a variety of areas, from art and science to environmental sustainability and economic development. These programs range from adult education classes and lectures to formal classes, informal workshops, conferences, and self-guided programs, and serve more than 24,000 guests every year.
Youth and Family Programs are education-based programs that inspire adventure, exploration and environmental awareness and aim at having fun outdoors while learning about the diversity and beauty of nature. Discovery Camp is a popular, fun-filled week for children of all ages that aims to encourage exploration and discovery in the natural world, create a sense of adventure in the great outdoors, and promote environmental awareness, and conservation of both fauna and flora.
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The North Carolina Arboretum boasts one of the one of the most picturesque locations in the country for special occasions such as weddings, celebrations or business meetings. The Arboretum features a variety of indoor and outdoor facilities that are suitable for functions of varying sizes and styles, including cocktail parties, ceremonies, receptions and more. Functions held in the gardens follow environmentally conscious initiatives and couples or parties have to follow green initiative guidelines for the occasion.
The Arboretum is home to a charming onsite café offers welcome refreshments and light meals and a small gift shop that sells an eclectic collection of flora-based items, including paintings and sculptures by local and international artists, arts, crafts, glasswork, and jewelry.
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