Adkins offers free admission Saturday
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/.