Upcoming Special events

Tyler at Twilight

Presenting sponsor

Thursday, June 16, 6 p.m – 10 p.m.

335 years ago, Thomas Minshall took ownership of the land that became Tyler Arboretum. Help us celebrate this milestone anniversary with festive music, delectable dining, open bar and irresistible auction items. Join the fun and help us celebrate our first 325 years! Proceeds support Tyler’s environmental education programs and conservation of our natural lands.


Buttercups by Lynda • Frankie’s on Fairview • Harvest Seasonal Grill
Jeffrey A. Miller Catering • Jimmy’s BBQ • Justine’s Cuisines • Lotus Farm to Table
Pinocchio’s Beer Garden To Go • Stephen’s on State • Trader Joe’s of Media

Questions? Please call Margaret at 610-566-9134, ext. 210.

Tickets are $100, $40 of which is tax-deductible. Tables of ten are $1,400, $800 of which is tax deductible.

RSVP to Margaret Starke, Special Events Manager at mstarke@tylerarboretum.org or 610-566-9134 ext. 210.  For event details, items for bid, and restaurants that will be present, visit www.tylerattwilight.org.

Book your tickets here. Or visit www.TylerAtTwilight.org.

Arts in Nature Festival featuring Spiral Q

Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wave your flag and bang your drum as you jump in line with Spiral Q’s Puppet Posse.
The West Powelton Steppers will accompany our parade through the Arboretum as we march, skip, and dance with puppets of all sizes. During The Stuff I’m Made Of, festival-goers will experience and understand how a giant vertical crankie operates, the life cycle of how Spiral Q transforms recycled materials into large scale public art, and how that art can transform a movement.

There’s a something for everyone at our food trucks, The Whirly Pig or Chewy’s Philly, and ice cream for all from Weckerly’s Ice Cream.

FREE with regular admission, no pre-registration required; rain or shine.

Wacky Water Festival

Sunday, July 24, 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Beat the heat and learn how nature ‘keeps its cool’ with this year’s new Wacky Water Festival. Warning: you might get wet with our wacky water activities. Stop by our learning stations to hear about life in the water, and plan to get creative using water to enhance your art projects. Cool off with storyteller Greta Rech as she shares stories from around the world in a shady spot. This month’s food trucks, The Meat Wagon and Oink and Moo, are sure to please. Be sure to grab some Weckerly’s Ice Cream before you leave.

FREE with regular admission, no pre-registration required; rain or shine

Toasts and Tunes Wine Tasting

Thursday, July 28, 6 – 8 p.m.

Enjoy an evening al fresco as you enjoy fresh, seasonal hors d’oeuvres and a sampling of hand-selected wines from Moore Brothers. Catch up with friends as the marimba sounds of local musician Ed Nardi  float through the Arboretum. Tours are offered for those interested in taking a stroll while sipping their wine.

Suitable for adults 21 and older, pre-registration required by calling Joanne Landau at 610-566-9134 ext. 215, limited capacity, first come, first served, $25 for members, $35
for non-members; rain or shine

Bugs and Butterflies Festival

Sunday, August 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bring the family to visit Tyler’s Butterfly House to check out the many native species of butterflies in various stages of their life cycle and watch our monarch tagging demonstrations. Stop by The Academy of Natural Sciences’ Amazing Arthropods
Touch Table to see – or hold – your favorite insect friends. Love honey? Pieter’s Apiary will have live bees in a demonstration hive.  Stop by our food trucks, The Meat Wagon
and Sum Pig, for lunch, and check out the flavors at the Little Baby’s Ice Cream Cart.  Event proudly sponsored by Redbud Native Plant Nursery.

FREE with regular admission, no pre-registration required; rain or shine







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