What’s New

Bring your binoculars and get ready to search the skies!

Director’s Dialogue

Interested in what’s going on at the Arboretum and the progress of the museum construction project? Drop in to the Overlook Pavilion on the second Tuesday of each month through October for a discussion with Arboretum director Casey Sclar.

Cyclamineus daffodil (Narcissus ‘Jetfire’)

Pumpkin Festival

The Arboretum will twinkle with the lights of hundreds of nighttime displays at the 2023 Pumpkin Festival on Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7.

White trillium, Trillium grandiflorum, one of the wildflowers that has been planted along the Gerhold Wildflower Trail.

200 Acres App

200 Acres, a new self-guided touring app, will test users’ knowledge of Penn State by providing new perspectives on the University’s original land, history, and purpose. Learn more at Penn State Outreach.

Wild columbine, Aquilegia candensis, one of the many ephemeral wildflowers blooming in the Hartley Wood this spring

Food Bank Donations Begin

Every year, produce from the Arboretum’s vegetable gardens is donated to the State College Food Bank.

Programs and Events

Use our events calendar to help you plan a visit to the Arboretum!

28 Sep

Join us for a bird-watching walk led by avian experts! Walks will start in early fall, the season when an abundance of [...]

28 Sep

Volunteers who have completed an application and have arranged a start date with our volunteer coordinator can join our gardening staff on [...]

29 Sep

Taste fruits, veggies, and herbs fresh from the garden!

29 Sep

Join researchers from Penn State’s Department of Anthropology and storytellers from the State College community as they share histories, myths, and legends from diverse cultures under the open sky in the Arboretum.