5. The largest tree in the Conservatory's collection is a bunyan pine, Araucaria bidwillii, which can grow to more than 150 feet high.
6. The building is surrounded by 11,000 square feet of glass, and can easily be spotted on campus because the glass roof and sides make its appearance so different from the other buildings.
7. Schools, clubs and other groups often visit, and the place is ideal for local family trips, especially during the winter.
8. The Conservatory is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.