Murch Canopy Walk & Kalberer Emergent Tower

Canopy Walk and Tower Closings in August

The Kalberer Tower will be closed from Aug. 20 through Aug. 28 for maintenance and the installation of new benches on the structure. The Murch Canopy Walk will be closed from Aug. 23 through Aug. 30 for maintenance. Please plan your visit accordingly. We appreciate your patience as we complete this work.

Spectacular Summer Evenings at the Holden Arboretum

Each Thursday from June 21 through Aug. 9, the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Tower will remain open until 8pm, giving you a chance to check out the view in the evening. Explore the tree canopy and witness the beauty of the changing light as the sun starts to set over our natural areas. Admission is just $5 after 5pm on Thursdays, and tickets for the structures are $4 for adults and $2 for children for nonmembers. Tickets will be sold until 7pm to give guests plenty of time to visit the structures.

Due to weather changes and ticket demand, visit the website or call 440.602.3838 for the latest updates before your visit.

The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Family Emergent Tower take guests on an immersive exploration of the forest and tree canopy. The Murch Canopy Walk, a 500’ long elevated walkway built 65’ above the forest floor, will give guests a unique perspective on forests and the animals that inhabit them. The Kalberer Emergent Tower will take guests above the trees to a height of 120 feet where on a clear day you can see all the way to Lake Erie.


Members – free, pick up your tickets at the gatehouse or Corning Visitor Center. Please bring your membership card!

Nonmembers (price includes admission to the grounds and the structures) – $14 adults; $6 children 6 – 18; Free for children 5 and younger. Tickets must be picked up/purchased at the Corning Visitor Center. Advance tickets are not available Tickets are available until 4pm to allow ample time for guests to visit the structures.

For up-to-date information on ticket availability, call 440.602.3838.

Group tours are not currently available for the structures.


Hours and Ticket Availability

The Judith and Maynard H. Murch IV Canopy Walk and the Kalberer Family Emergent Tower are open daily, April 1 through Nov. 1, from 9 am – 5 pm. Tickets can be obtained until 4 pm, allowing time to visit the structure before the grounds close.

Because of capacity limits for both structures, tickets may sell out on very busy days. For up-to-date information on ticket availability, call 440.602.3838.

Please note: The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower will be closed to the public on July 16-19 for Phys-Fest 2.

Average Visit Time and Distance to Structures

The average time it takes to enjoy the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Family Emergent Tower is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours from the time you enter the grounds. Guests of the structures may enjoy the tower and canopy walk experience up to 30 minutes at each destination, allowing ample time to relax and enjoy the views.

The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Tower are both less than a mile from the Corning Visitor Center. The Canopy Walk is located about six-tenths of a mile from the Corning Visitor Center. The Kalberer Tower is about one-half mile from the Corning Visitor Center. A round trip visit from the Corning Visitor Center to both structures is just over a mile in distance.

Peak Days and Wait Time

Please note that the average visit time may extend accordingly during peak days and seasons. This includes wait time to obtain tickets and to enter structures.

Inclement Weather

For your safety, the structures may need to close during severe weather conditions, including thunderstorms, high winds and snow.

Scheduled Maintenance

There are a few instances when the structures will be undergoing routine maintenance and may be closed for a certain period of time. Watch for announcements on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages.

Accessibility and Dogs

The Murch Canopy Walk wheelchair is accessible up to the first platform. The remaining suspension bridges and platforms are wide enough to be accessed by some wheelchairs. Working service animals for the disabled are allowed on the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower, however other pets are not permitted.

Arboretum Etiquette

The Holden Arboretum is a living museum, kept beautiful and healthy for research, enjoyment, and learning.  We ask all visitors to help the Arboretum continue nurturing the exhibits, grounds, trees, and plants in our care. For the health of our visitors, we are a smoke and vapor-free environment.