The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is gearing up for the Garden Railway Grand Opening on Saturday, May 26th, between 1 and 3 p.m. On this magical day, the arboretum train route will gain new depth as it is transformed into a wonderland of storybook favorites to become the Storytime Rail. From Hans Christian Anderson’s sea-shell encrusted castle to the homes of the three little pigs, you and your family will enjoy this delightful journey that marks the beginning of summer for children who live in Philadelphia. Attendees often dress in character costumes, so you are bound to see more fairies, princesses, cowboys, pirates and wizards than you would have ever dreamed possible near your Philadelphia home!
The first 125 visitors to visit the beautifully dressed and themed gardens and historic buildings can enjoy free ice cream at 1 p.m. and all who join in the fun can create a make and take craft to remember this special fairytale event. The Garden Railway will continue to run after the event on weekdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (except for late night Thursdays when trains run through 8 p.m.) and between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekends until September 5th. There is no additional cost (beyond normal admission) to join in the railway fun. To find out more about the Morris Arboretum, please click here.