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HOURS
Open 363 days a year
(Closed Thanksgiving; closed Christmas Eve day at approximately 2 p.m.; closed Christmas Day.) Check website for other holiday hours.

Current Notes:

  • Three-Mile Drive is now open to vehicle traffic for the summer season.
  • Effective July 8, 2014, tram tour tickets are now $5. Tickets may be purchased in the Oswald Visitor Center.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  On Thursday, June 25, the Arboretum will close to the public at 3 p.m. as the American Public Garden Assoc. conference, with more than 650 attendees, visits the Arboretum for garden tours and conference events. Trumpet Creeper Tram's 3 p.m. ride has been cancelled; all other tram rides will happen as scheduled.  Also on June 25, Three-Mile Drive will be closed to outside vehicles at 1 p.m.  We apologize for any inconvenience. The Arboretum re-opens to the public at 8 a.m. Friday morning. 

No pets or horses are allowed on Arboretum grounds, except dogs assisting people with disabilities. Dogs are allowed on designated All About Dogs Day events in April and November.

Arboretum Hours

 

Grounds and Buildings April - October 2015


  Monday-Wednesday, Friday
Thursday Saturday
Sunday
Grounds 8 a.m.-8 p.m.*** 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. 8 a.m.*-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Three-Mile Drive ***** 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Gift Store  9 a.m.-6 p.m.  9 a.m.-6 p.m.  9 a.m.-6 p.m.  10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Restaurant
 9 a.m.-5 p.m.**  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. 8 a.m.*-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Andersen Library ****
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Learning Center
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Noon-4 p.m.
Noon-4 p.m.
AppleHouse

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Beginning Sept. 1

10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Beginning Sept. 1
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Beginning Sept. 1
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Beginning Sept. 1

Arboretum will be closed with the gate locked on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, and Christmas Day, De. 25.
Arboretum closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

Beginning April 1, Free Gate Admission the third Thursday of the month after 4:30 p.m.

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

**Restaurant: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. made-to-order sandwiches/salads; 3 p.m.-close grab & go.

***Grounds close at sunset in early spring and late fall.

****Library is open holiday hours (11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) on May 26, July 4 & Sept. 1.

*****Three-Mile Drive gate will be locked after hours and inaccessible to vehicle traffic.

Visit Enhancements


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Tram Tours
May 1-Oct. 19
10:30 a.m., 12, 1:30 & 3 p.m. 12, 1:30 & 3 p.m.
10:30 a.m., 12, 1:30 & 3 p.m. 10:30 a.m., 12, 1:30 & 3 p.m. 10:30 a.m., 12, 1:30 & 3 p.m. 10:30 a.m., 12, 1:30 & 3 p.m. 10:30 a.m., 12, 1:30 & 3 p.m.
Let's Talk Plants Welcome Station
May 9-Oct. 14
11 a.m.-2 p.m.   11 a.m.-2 p.m.   11 a.m.-2 p.m.   11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Plant-Maker Studio
Year round
Noon-4 p.m.           Noon-4 p.m.
Let's Talk Plants Q&A
Year round
Noon-4 p.m.           Noon-4 p.m.
Let's Talk Plants Demos
June 3-Sept. 30
Herbs--Herb Garden, 12-2 p.m.     Herbs--Herb Garden, 12-2 p.m.     Vegetables, Teaching Garden, 12-2 p.m.


FEES
Visitors age 13 & up:  $12*
Children 12 & Under: Free admission
Members:
Free admission year-round; children up to age 12 accompanying members in vehicle are free
University of Minnesota Students:
Free

As of May 1, 2015 the free return visit within 30 days with a paid gate receipt promotion is discontinued. Check other free visit programs including Free Third Thursdays after 4:30 p.m. during spring/summer and fall seasons.

Free Thursdays all day: November through March
Free every third Thursday of the month after 4:30 p.m.: April through October

Special group admission for groups of 15 or more, including driver: $9 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 $49.  For more information, stop by Membership Sales Desk in Oswald Visitor Center, call (612) 301-1257 or visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/join.aspx

Effective July 8, 2014, tram tickets are now $5 each. Tickets may be purchased in Oswald Visitor Center.