UH Manoa’s Lyon Arboretum to open on Saturdays

New hours will provide greater community access

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Jul 9, 2008

Starting this Saturday, the Lyon Arboretum in Mānoa Valley will be open for visitors from 9 a.m. — 3 p.m. For the past several years, the Arboretum has been open to the public only during weekdays, limiting its accessibility to the community and to families who cannot visit during the week.

"By offering Saturday hours, we are responding to the number-one question we get, namely, why aren‘t you open when I can bring my family?" says Dr. Christopher Dunn, director of the Arboretum. According to Jill Laughlin, the Arboretum‘s education and outreach manager, "The Arboretum is a magnificent tropical rainforest within 5 miles of the city, and these extended hours will allow so many more people to experience it and to appreciate it."

The Harold L. Lyon Arboretum is a unit of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. It is a 193-acre tropical rainforest located in the head of the Mānoa Valley and is open to the public. Its mission is to increase the appreciation of the unique flora of Hawaiʻi and the tropics, by conserving, curating, and studying plants and their habitats; providing inclusive educational opportunities; encouraging use by the broader community; and supporting the educational, scientific, and service activities of the University of Hawaiʻi.

The Arboretum is at 3860 Mānoa Road
Phone: 988-0456
Hours: 8am — 4pm, Monday — Friday; 9am — 3pm, Saturday

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For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum/