SnowshoeingArboretum Outdoors with Hoigaard's
Friday, Dec. 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oswald Visitor Center

Guided snowshoe tours by Arboretum staff and Hoigaard's staff, equipment provided by Hoigaard's.


NEW! Sunday Suppers
4-6 p.m.
, Sundays, Dec. 21, Jan. 18

Beginning Sunday, Oct. 19 and continuing through the winter, Sunday Suppers will be offered in the Arboretum Restaurant. No reservations required. The menu features classic comfort foods and traditional favorites typically served at family get-togethers, and will be served family style at long tables. Cost is $17.99 per person, with children 8 years and under free. Arboretum admission is included in the cost of Sunday Supper. More information


Ar-BRR-etum!
Wednesday, Dec. 31, free admission for cross-country skiers and snowshoers all day.

Rated Best Place to Snowshoe by Mpls.-St. Paul magazine and Best Place for Classic Cross-Country Skiing by Minnesota Monthly magazine. Bring your own gear or rent snowshoes and poles in the Visitor Center for hourly rates and hit the trails on a 'self-guided' adventure for the whole family.


Excelsior Winter Farmer's Market
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Visitor Center, Saturday, Jan. 3

Approximately 15 vendors will be on hand with products of the season: root veggies, honey, cheeses, baked goods, jams and jellies, textile products and more!


Weekend Family Fun: Plant Partnerships

Saturdays and Sundays in January, Noon-4 p.m.
Learning Center

Learn how plants sustain migrant wildlife in warmer climates, as well as those who stick around to brave the northern winter.


Orchid Display

Daily Jan., 10 through Feb. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Visitor Center

Enjoy several displays of orchids, including a 20-foot tree filled with blooming specimens.