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The Arboretum Experience

Presented by American Repertory Theater at Arnold Arboretum, Boston MA

Aug 21 2021
Nov 01 2021
The Arboretum Experience

This production is free and open to the public. RSVP to register your interest in attending and receive updates and additional information.

Visitors are invited to experience the natural beauty of the Arnold Arboretum on an outdoor, self-guided journey that centers resilience, healing, wellness, and joy. This collaboration between the A.R.T. and the Arboretum features audio plays written and performed by artists from Greater Boston and beyond, movement experiences, as well as pop-up music and dance performances, all set against the 281-acre backdrop of one of the jewels of Boston’s Emerald Necklace.

The A.R.T. returns to the

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Visitors to the Arnold Arboretum can access the audio components and additional information about The Arboretum Experience by scanning a QR code with their mobile device beginning Saturday, August 21. Mobile devices will be available on loan to visitors on select dates, to be announced.

The Arnold Arboretum’s street address is 125 Arborway, Boston, and The Arboretum Experience is accessible from the Arborway, Bussey Street, Forest Hills, Centre Street, Walter Street, Peters Hill, Poplar, Mendum Street, and Washington Street Gates.

Contact: 517-547-8300

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Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130
(Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain)


You can get to the Arboretum by subway, bus, or car. Get directions to our main entrance at Arborway Gate, Peters Hill, Weld Hill Building, or Dana Greenhouses. Free parking is available along the Arborway, Bussey Street, and Walter Street. There is no visitor parking inside the Arboretum. The Arnold Arboretum also offers resources for improved accessibility.

The Arboretum is easily reached by public transportation. Take the Orange Line to Forest Hills, cross Washington Street, and take Blackwell Footpath through Bussey Brook Meadow to the South Street Gate.

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details


Keep One Another Safe: If you are unvaccinated, masks are required wherever you can’t maintain a six foot distance and while indoors.

Face Masks Required: Yes
Social Distancing: Yes
Proof of Vaccination Required: Yes

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