Murch Canopy Walk & Kalberer Emergent Tower

The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Family Emergent Tower

Extended fall hours: The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Family Emergent Tower will remain open weekends from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30 from 10am until 4pm, weather permitting. We will also open the structures on Friday, Nov. 29 so that guests can visit the Friday after Thanksgiving. 

The structures are open from April 1 through Nov. 1. Tickets can now be purchased in advance online or at the Corning Visitor Center the day of your visit. If purchasing advance tickets, please present your e-ticket at the gatehouse or the Corning Visitor Center before heading out to the structures.

Admission also includes our summer exhibit, Woodland Express Garden Railroad.

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) – $16 adults; $10 children 3 – 12; Free for children 2 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.

Plan Your Visit

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.

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.

Fall Color Guide

Check our Fall Color Guide for updates on peak color!

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.