Field Trips at the Arboretum

Visit the Arboretum during the Fall, Winter, or Spring and treat your students to a hands-on, real plants, learning experience!

Reservations are OPEN for 2017-2018 school year!
$6 per student*
*A processing fee of $7.50 will be applied to each order
NOTE: Final adjustment count for # of students and all field trip fees are due at least 30 days in advance.

Scholarships for 2017-2018 year open for registrations on Monday, August 21, 2017.  No scholarship field trip requests will be taken before August 21, 2017.

NOTE that free and reduced lunch eligibility percentages have changed for 2017-2018!
cholarships are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ready to Register? NEW! Online registration is OPEN!
STEP 1:  Sign in or create a login from this page and create your customer profile - 
Be sure to add a phone# and school name and address. Make note of your password for future bookings and to check your account. 
STEP 2: Choose a program from the categories below and click the "Register Online" button to place it in your shopping basket
STEP 3: When you have all selections in your basket, go to check out and enter total# of students again, then process your order as "purchase order" and you will receive a confirmation/invoice via email right away. 

Need Help?
Don't see what you are looking for, or the times don't work for your school? For assistance, please fill out the Field Trip Reservation Request Form , and we will contact you with availability and options. Or, call the Education office: 612-301-1210.

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6th Grade

6th Grade

Featured Field Trips


Summer 2017 Field Trips NEW! Pollinator Field Trips at the Bee Center Horticulture Career Field Trips
Middle Shool, High School & College

Additional Options



   Arboretum comes to your school!

Want the Arboretum to deliver a field trip right to your classroom?

Do you homeschool?
Register for Home School Days !

Groups of 12 or more homeschool students
Register for any field trip, above! 

You know your students' needs best. 
See  Self-Guided Visits for resources to lead your own Arboretum adventure, or extend your visit.

Watch a preview of our "Plant-Works, Water-Works" Field Trip!


Minimum/Maximum Students
Minimum 12 students/session. Maximum is 3 classes/96 students per session for all programs with the exception of Spring field trips taking place at the Sensory Garden, which are maximum 2 classes/64 students per session.

Chaperones are free up to 1 adult:5 students; our minimum requirement is 1 adult:10 students. Adults beyond 1:5 pay $15 admission. Note: these numbers do include the teachers attending, though do not include paras or nurses accompanying special needs students.

Scholarships are available beginning mid-August and given on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Arboretum is committed to making its educational opportunities accessible for all school audiences. With the generous support of the foundations and donors, we are pleased to offer a menu of scholarship opportunities for our schools. For additional information on scholarships and how to apply, please click here .

Cancellation Policies
Programs are held rain or shine. In extreme weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel programs for your safety. You will not be charged a cancellation fee under these circumstances. No refunds if you cancel less than 30 days in advance. Final adjustment count for # of students and all field trip fees are due at least 30 days in advance.

Privacy Policy
The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum respects the privacy of website visitors to the extent permitted by law. For security purposes and to ensure that the website remains available to all users, software is used to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Our credit card transactions are processed by a bank website, and we do not collect credit card numbers. All information provided on forms is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble data before you send it to us. We also protect information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by certain qualified staff of the University of Minnesota.

Sample Free Teacher PassFREE Arboretum Teacher Pass 

for you and a guest when you sign up for the Teacher Resources email list !