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Science and Nature

The Burke Museum is the oldest museum in the city, founded in 1885. It highlights everything from the recent discoveries in natural history to the finest traditional and contemporary cultural arts.  The newly opened Living Computer Museum presents the meaningful milestones in the evolution of computers and how people use them.

For nature lovers, the Washington Park Arboretum is an incredible 230-acre green getaway located just east of downtown, featuring the nation’s largest collection of Sorbus and Maple, and the second largest collection of hollies. The Volunteer Park Conservatory is a perfect example of the beautiful blend of art and nature that is achieved here in the Northwest.


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Washington Park Arboretum

Free guided walks highlight the plant collections, seasonal beauty and history of Washington Park Arboretum. Schedules change seasonally, see website for details.