FEES
Visitors age 16 & up:  $15
Children 15 & Under: Free admission
Members:
Free admission year-round, children up to age 15 free. Adults accompanying members in the same vehicle are $12 if they are not included under member's membership level.
University of Minnesota Students: Free

Free Third Mondays of the month, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Visitor Center and buildings close at 6 p.m. April-Oct. 

Special group admission for groups of 15 or more, including driver: $12 per person, Mon.-Fri. only, without Arboretum tour guide. Please have a single payment ready for the gate attendant for your entire group. No other offers apply. Advanced reservations for group admission not necessary. Groups must make own arrangements for tram tours upon arrival. No room or restaurant reservations in advance. See also Group Tours packages, including tour guide, lunch or snack, advanced reservations.

Memberships start at $60. For more information, stop by Membership Sales Desk in Oswald Visitor Center, call (612) 301-1257 or visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/join.aspx

HOURS

Open 363 days a year
(Closed Thanksgiving day; closed Christmas Eve day at approximately 3 p.m.; closed Christmas Day.) See below for Andersen Horticultural Library holiday hours.

Current Notes:

  • No pets or horses are permitted on Arboretum grounds, except leashed dogs in the designated Dog Commons area for those with Dog-Added Memberships only. Exception is service dogs assisting people with disabilities. Dogs are invited with their owners to All About Dogs events in April.
  • Three-Mile Drive gate is locked at 8 p.m. thru Sept.  Close hours vary starting in Oct.
  • Three-Mile Drive will open April 15, contingent on weather conditions, and it will close for the season on Nov. 14.
  • On Monday, Sept. 18 Three-Mile Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic from 1-4 p.m. due to a private event taking place at the Chinese Garden.

Arboretum Hours

 

Grounds and Buildings April-September 2017


  Monday-Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Grounds
8 a.m.-8 p.m.
8 a.m.-8 p.m.
8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Visitor Center*
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
8 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Gift & Garden Store  9 a.m.-6 p.m.  9 a.m.-6 p.m.  10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cafe**
 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  9 a.m.-5 p.m.  10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Snyder Building*
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
8 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Andersen Library ***
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Learning Center &
Bee Center

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Noon-4 p.m.
Noon-4 p.m.

AppleHouse
Sept. 1 through October

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

* The Visitor Center and Snyder Building may open at 7:30 a.m. for rental groups.

** Cafe will close at 6 p.m. in June on Saturdays and Sundays. Brunch is available from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays and
10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays.

*** Andersen Horticultural Library is open holiday hours (11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) on Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day.

The Arboretum will be closed with the gate locked on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, and Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
The Arboretum closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

Visitor Enhancements


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Tram Tours
May 1-Oct. 19
10:30 a.m.,
noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m.
Noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m. 10:30 a.m.,
noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m.
10:30 a.m.,
noon, 1:30
& 3 p.m.
10:30 a.m.,
noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m.
10:30 a.m.,
noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m.
10:30 a.m.,
noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m.
Plant-Maker Studio
Year round, Learning Center
Noon-4 p.m.           Noon-4 p.m.
Let's Talk Plants Q&A
Year round, Visitor Center
Noon-4 p.m.           Noon-4 p.m.
Let's Talk Plants
Fun Stops
June 3-Sept. 30



Pollinator Watcher
12:30-3 p.m.
Noon-2 p.m.

 

Healing Power of Trees
10:30 a.m.-
1 p.m.

Noon-2 p.m.    

Healing Power of Trees
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pollinator Watcher
12:30-3 p.m.

Nature Play
9:30-11 a.m.
on-2 p.m.

Bee Line Shuttle 11:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.       11:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.


Map


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When searching for directions to the Arboretum, please use the 3675 Arboretum Dr. Chaska, MN 55318 address.

Directions

Nine miles west of I-494 on State Hwy. 5; 4 miles west of downtown Chanhassen on Hwy. 5; and ¼ mile west of the intersection of State Hwy. 41 on Hwy 5.

From Minneapolis:

*Follow 35W to 494W, Take exit 11C and merge onto US-212W / MN Hwy 5W; Remain on MN Hwy 5W. Cross over MN Hwy 41, the Arboretum entrance will be on the south (Left) side of MN Hwy 5W.

*Follow 35W to 62W, Merge onto US-212 / MN Hwy 5W; Remain on MN Hwy 5W. Cross over MN Hwy 41, the Arboretum entrance will be on the south (Left) side of MN Hwy 5W.

From St. Paul:

*Follow 494W, Take exit 11C and merge onto US-212W / MN Hwy 5W; Remain on MN Hwy 5W. Cross over MN Hwy 41, the Arboretum entrance will be on the south (Left) side of MN Hwy 5W.

*Follow I-94W, to 494S, Exit at MN Hwy 5W, Remain on MN Hwy 5W. Cross over MN Hwy 41, the Arboretum entrance will be on the south (Left) side of MN Hwy 5W.

Download a map of the Arboretum grounds.

Download a map of wheelchair-accessible pathways.

AppleHouse

To get to the Applehouse, continue west 1.5 miles past the Arboretum entrance. AppleHouse is on the right at the intersection of State Hwy. 5 and Rolling Acres Road. Open late August through mid November.

For more information, call 952-443-1400 for pre-recorded messages.

Current Notes

  • Starting April 10, 2017 and through Oct. 31, 2017, enjoy FREE admission on the Third Monday of each month, from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.

  • The Third Thursday free admission program is now discontinued. Sorry for any inconvenience.