Upcoming Special events
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. Register online here.
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.
Tyler After Dark Adventures
Fridays, September 16, 23, and 30, 7 – 9 p.m.
Enjoy a special evening at Tyler Arboretum with your family. Join Tyler Educators to explore the woods and meadows to listen for owls and search for bats and other nocturnal creatures. Enjoy roasting marshmallows over a campfire for s’mores and making your own ice cream.
Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes. Insect repellent is advised. Suitable for ages 3 and up.
Pre-registration required; $3 per person. Space is limited.
Register for Friday, September 16 here.
Register for Friday, September 23 here.
Register for Friday, September 30 here.
Back in Time at Tyler
Sunday, September 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join us to travel back in time to the 1800s. Explore Tyler’s historic buildings and learn about the earliest generations of family members who lived on the property. Discover our historic Painter Plants collection and stand alongside magnificent trees and shrubs. The Union Patriotic League will share their love of history through demonstrations, hands-on activities, and displays for all ages. The scientific interests of the Painter brothers will be featured. No pre-registration required; FREE with admission.
Blues and Brews Beer Tasting
Thursday, September 29, 6 – 8 p.m.
Come to Tyler for an evening of specialty beers and hors d’oeuvres from Iron Hill Brewery and Pinocchio’s Restaurant. Ridley Creek will fill Tyler’s newly renovated barn loft with blues music all evening long, so grab a friend and join us! Suitable for adults 21 and older; $25 members, $35 non-members. Pre-registration required; online registration is available or call 610-566-9134 ext. 215. Limited capacity, first come, first served; rain or shine.
Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Celebrate the season with Tyler’s Pumpkin Days celebration. Enjoy two days of family fun with music, games, crafts and more! Assemble your own scarecrow, pick a perfect pumpkin, and enjoy a hayride tour through Tyler’s fall colors. With stilt-walker-extraordinaire Samantha Hyman, face painting, balloon animals, and haunted tree houses there’s something for everyone. Purchase lunch from our Food Trucks – The Meat Wagon, Sum Pig, Chewy’s, Pitruco, Oink and Moo, and Sweetbox Cupcakes. Pumpkin Days is proudly presented by Wawa, Inc. No pre-registration required. FREE for members! Non-member admission is $15 for adults, $7 for kids ages 3-15, and kids under 3 years-old are free.
Parking for Pumpkin Days is a Penn State Brandywine for all general admission visitors. Parking at Tyler is reserved for visitors with disabilities, volunteers, and event staff. Shuttle buses run from 10 to 5 on both days. Strollers are welcome on the buses.
Critter Hunt for Grown-ups
Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join ecologist and naturalist Steve Tessler for a fun and informative nature walk for adults and
teens. Hunt for fungi and moss, and for insects, spiders, and other creatures of the season in Tyler’s woodlands and fields. Dress for the weather and wear shoes suitable for uneven terrain or wet trails. Insect repellent is advised. Pre-registration required; FREE. Register online here.
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