Viles Arboretum

Located on more than 224 acres containing 24 plant and tree collections—from conifers to a quarry rock garden and forestry area—the Arboretum provides opportunities for habitat exploration and education. Programs include: a basic walking tour focusing on seasonal natural history highlights; comparing and assessing living organisms in at least two habitats, then learning how organisms maintain or change their surroundings; collecting and studying plant seeds to understand how plants adapt and survive; using tools to measure the age, height, and circumference of a tree; and more.

Contact Info
Address: 153 Hospital Street, Augusta, ME 04330. Kennebec County. Tel: 207-626-7989. Website: www.vilesarboretum.org. Hours: Daily, Dawn-Dusk. Contact: Mark.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2+ hours. Cost: Free/Fee. Groups must call in advance.