Ad­kins of­fers free ad­mis­sion Satur­day

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RIDGELY — Ad­kins Ar­bore­tum will waive ad­mis­sion fees and of­fer spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur­day, Sept. 24, in recog­ni­tion of Smith­so­nian magazine’s 12th an­nual Mu­seum Day.

The pub­lic is in­vited on Mu­seum Day to ex­plore the Ar­bore­tum’s 400 acres of na­tive wood­lands, wet­lands, gar­dens and mead­ows, along five miles of trails.

Vi­o­list Nevin Daw­son will per­form at 2 p.m., and chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties will be of­fered through­out the day. Vis­i­tors also may en­joy a guided walk with do­cent Mar­gan Glover, au­dio tours that pro­vide lessons about the re­gion’s nat­u­ral his­tory, the eighth bi­en­nial Out­door Sculp­ture In­vi­ta­tional ex­hibit, and “Four Sea­sons,” an ex­hibit of paint­ings by Ju­lia Su­fliff. A wide va­ri­ety of or­na­men­tal na­tive peren­ni­als, trees, shrubs and grasses will be for sale for fall plant­ing at the Na­tive Plant Nurs­ery.

A cel­e­bra­tion of cul­ture, learn­ing and the dis­sem­i­na­tion of knowl­edge, Mu­seum Day re­flects the free-ad­mis­sion pol­icy of the Smith­so­nian In­sti­tu­tion’s mu­se­ums in Washington, D.C. Doors of mu­se­ums and cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions na­tion­wide will be open free of charge.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Ad­kins Ar­bore­tum, visit ad­kin­sar­bore­tum.org. For in­for­ma­tion about Smith­so­nian Mu­seum Day, visit http://www.smith­so­ni­an­mag.com/mu­se­um­day/.

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