June 2, 2018 - January 6, 2019
$8 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors
Children 3 and under FREE, Museum members FREE
Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm and Sundays 1 - 5 pm
Open Thursday nights until 9 pm October 4 - November 8
Explore the forest canopy – indoors! In the Longmont Museum’s newest hands-on exhibition, visitors roam from tree to tree as they discover the many habitats that trees provide for animals large and small, and people too. Climb through large treehouses, become an animal tracker, get face-to-face with wildlife of all sizes, move your feet on the forest-sound dance floor, and more. This exhibition makes learning fun, as visitors explore responsible forestation, wildlife ecology, and local epidemics such as the emerald ash borer beetle.
Historic Tree Tour of Thompson Park
Wednesday, September 26, 10 am; $5 (494001)
Take a guided walking tour of the historic trees in Thompson Park. City of Longmont forestry department staff will provide information about the notable trees in the park along with information about the emerald ash borer beetle and how the City is managing the invasive species. Meet at the corner of 5th and Bross streets. Register online
A Walk through the Trees
Thursday, October 18, 7:15 pm; free admission
We sit under them and climb in their branches, we pick their fruit, and some of us even hug them – trees are our friends. Join award-winning horticulturalist Panayoti Kelaidis, senior curator at the Denver Botanic Gardens, for a special presentation on the lives of trees.
Sustainability & Social Equity Lecture
Thursday, November 8, 7:15 pm; free admission
Sustainability is often considered simply taking care of our environment. However, a truly sustainable community encompasses not only environmental stewardship, but also social equity and economic vitality – known as the three pillars of sustainability. Learn how Longmont defines sustainability and focuses on equity as a foundational aspect of all sustainability initiatives.
TreeHouses was produced by the Environmental Exhibit Collaborative with major support from Jane’s Trust. Additional support provided by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
A special thanks to our sponsors who made this exhibition possible: