Listed on The National Register of Historic Places, Morris Arboretum is an interdisciplinary resource center for the University and is recognized as the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Science, art, and humanities are pursued through a variety of research, teaching, and outreach programs that link the Arboretum to a worldwide effort to nurture the earth’s forests, fields and landscapes. The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is an important resource for extending an appreciation of the world’s ecology, and an understanding of the importance of plants to people, in a biological, cultural, historical and aesthetic context.
Morris Arboretum offers a range of programming for all four seasons, from workshops to performances, to tours and festivals. The Arboretum is free to PennCard holders, and they will often offer free buses for students in the warmer seasons. Though, the winter is also a great to time to visit. From Penn’s campus, it will take you about 30 minutes to get there, by car.