Family Fun Event

Walk-up registration available at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center.

Summer Solstice Family Ice Cream Party

  • Sunday, June 21, 2015 – 6:00 pm8:30 pm

It's back! Come celebrate the Summer Solstice at the JCRA's Family Ice Cream Party and spend the last hours of the longest day outside in our beautiful gardens!

Is there anything better than to spend the time than with your family having fun and eating ice cream in a beautiful garden? We don't think so!

Enjoy Howling Cow ice cream and all the toppings on the patio of the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center. Head up to the Event Lawn to enjoy oversized lawn games and fun craft activities as the day winds down. Then, make your way up to the A. E. Finley Foundation Rooftop Terrace for a wonderful sunset view.

Admission includes one ticket for each family member to the ice cream and toppings bar, lawn games and outdoor activities, and two tickets for craft and planting activities.

Advance registration is highly encouraged. Space is limited for this program.

All ages!
$20.00 per family, $10.00 per member family.
Advance registration is now closed. Please come to the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center for walk-up registration.
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator, at or (919) 513-7011.