The Jensen-Olson Arboretum resumes normal business hours today after repeated visits from a hungry bear kept it closed for about a month, according to a City and Borough of Juneau press release.
The Arboretum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The city has cautioned that though the Arboretum is now open, the presence of bears is always a possibility, and visitors should use caution. On Sept. 5, ursine interest in berry bushes at the Arboretum reached an “excessive” level, prompting the closure for public safety.
Arboretum management thanked the public for its patience and cooperation during the unexpected closure. For more information, contact Arboretum Manager Merrill Jensen at 789-0139 or Merrill.Jensen@juneau.org.