Monday, August 22, 2011

uwishunu About this Family Event to End the Summer

There are more than just trees at the Morris Arboretum; there’s fun for the entire family at this 92-acre horticulture display in Chestnut Hill.

And from August 28–September 5, the Morris Arboretum’s Garden Railway will be closing out its summer season with an ode to the arts, history and fantasy with its “Encore to Circus Week” event series (there was a “Circus Week” earlier this summer, June 26-July 4).

Children will love seeing all of the miniature cities and Victorian homes also known as “painted ladies” along the railroad’s tracks.

On Sunday, September 4, from 1–2 p.m., enjoy an acrobatic act by Erica the Aerialist as well as some fun-filled entertainment by Juggler Dave and Juggler Nick.

The garden railway display is open until Labor Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. On Thursday nights, the trains run until 8 p.m.

Insider tip: Morris Arboretum has special “green” rates for admission if you hike or bike there. The entrance is directly across the street from the Wissahickon Trail, making Morris the perfect destination after an afternoon stroll. Green admission is just $7, instead of the normal adult rate of $14.

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