Upcoming Special events

Pumpkin Days
Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pumpkin Days is proudly presented by Wawa, Inc.

Free admission for Tyler members.

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 trails, there’s something for everyone. Purchase lunch from assorted food trucks. No pre-registration required.

Pumpkin Days is a fundraising event. All proceeds benefit Tyler Arboretum and its mission to protect and share our natural resources.

FREE admission for members! General admission is $11 for adults (16 to 64); $9 for seniors (65+); $7 for children (ages 3-15), and free for children under 3. Certain activities inside the event by ticket only for an additional fee. Groupon ticket holders: the face value of your Groupon ticket may only be used towards the cost of admission, or membership. Sorry, no discounts, coupons, reciprocal admissions, or guest passes.

Stilt Girl, Samantha Hyman, stilt walker, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., both days.

Birds of Prey demonstration from our friends at the Great Valley Nature Center, Saturday only, 1 – 2 p.m.

PhotoBooth Companions, with a range of silly props, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days. 

Terrell Nelson, Kidz Dlite, amazing balloon sculptor creations, 1 – 5 p.m. both days.

William Rush Wood Carvers, with demonstrations of pumpkin carving that will leave you inspired to take your own pumpkin carvings to the next level, both days.

Arts, crafts, and games for kids of all ages, both days.

Scarecrow making

Hayrides for all the family through Tyler’s wonderful fall landscapes

Haunted experience near the hay rides 

Pumpkin racing  |  Pumpkin patch  |  Face painters

Members only dining area in our recently renovated barn loft

Family-friendly music from Classic Entertainment DJ

Bounce House  |  Inflatable obstacle course  |  Fabulous fall color

Goats in the meadows  |  Assorted food trucks

Parking for Pumpkin Days is a Penn State Brandywine for all general admission visitors. Parking at Tyler is reserved for visitors with disabilities. Shuttle buses run from 10 to 5:45 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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