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Your *Revised* Guide to the Spring Season, Courtesy of Crystal Bridges

We might be in quarantine, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy art, architecture, and nature this season!

Much like everyone else, we had to adjust our plans for the spring season. Although the museum is closed temporarily to support efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Crystal Bridges trails and grounds remain open to enjoy, along with digital resources to enjoy art, such as a new collection of spring artworks on eMuseum and plant/wildlife guides on the CB Outdoors app. Keep reading to learn more about these resources.

*NOTE: If you choose to go outside or take a walk on the trails, please refer to current recommendations from the CDC. Remember to practice good social distancing between yourself and others on the trails.*


Browse our new Spring art collection in eMuseum

The Collections team has crafted a new collection of artworks in eMuseum entitled Spring: a series of artworks from the Crystal Bridges collection that celebrate the spirit of spring with vivid colors, beautiful flowers, and scenes of nature in bloom. Take a virtual tour of these artworks and click on each one to learn a little more about the artwork and artist.

You can view the entire Crystal Bridges collection on eMuseum!

*BONUS* Virtual Scavenger Hunt! Can you search the Spring collection and find all nine artworks from the scavenger hunt grid below?


Take a walk on the trails and enjoy nature

Crystal Bridges has over five miles of walking and biking trails around the grounds of the museum that are currently still open. This is the perfect time to discover native flora and fauna of the area as the grounds begin to bloom back to life with color and beauty. Pets are welcome on the trails, too!

Along the trail, you can admire the Flowering Dogwoods

And the Hearts of Gold Eastern Redbuds

Admire the beauty of our natural space

And while the galleries are closed temporarily, you can still enjoy art while you’re outside – we have over 30 sculptures to admire along the trails.


Download the CB Outdoors app, use the guides on the trails, and listen to bonus content!

Trail walkers can also download our CB Outdoors app for maps, plant guides, and self-guided tours through the woods. The app has extensive lists of plants, animals, art, architecture, and natural features found with the 120 acres of Ozark forest on which Crystal Bridges sits. It also includes a complete map of all the trails and bonus audio content from naturalists and other experts such as:

  • How to identify the colors and calls of native birds
  • The benefits and highlights of different plant and tree specimens
  • Alice Walton and Director of Operations Scott Eccleston discussing the history and importance of Crystal Spring to the landscape
  • An audio tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House
  • And more!

Available on Apple and Android platforms and Google Play.


Be safe this spring!


Special thanks to our sponsors:

Facilities, Trails, and Grounds are supported in part by Bissell, Blue Rhino, and Paul and June Carter Family.

Digital Innovation and Virtual Experiences supported in part by JB Hunt and PRISMA.