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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:

  • Starting in April, 2016 and through Oct., FREE admission on the 3rd Monday of each month, from noon - 6 p.m. 
  • The 3rd Thursdays free admission program is now discontinued.
  • Thursday, June 23, Three-Mile Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 1 p.m. Also that day, the 1:30 and 3 p.m. tram rides are cancelled, and there will be no Bee-Line Shuttles after 3:30 p.m.
  • Beginning Tuesday, June 21 through Friday morning June 24, there will be no vehicle access to the Sensory Garden parking lot, and limited walking access to the Sensory Garden parking lot, the Sensory Garden and the walking path to the Wildfower Garden.
  • Effective July 8, 2014, tram tour tickets are now $5. Tickets may be purchased in the Oswald Visitor Center. Tram tours and circulators are now closed for the season.

No pets or horses are permitted on Arboretum grounds, except in the designated Dog Commons area starting Summer 2016. Exception is service dogs assisting people with disabilities. Dogs are invited with their owners to All About Dogs events in April..

Arboretum Hours

 

Grounds and Buildings April-October 2016


  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.
Restaurant
 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
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

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

Visit the Oswald Visitor Center and Gift & Garden Store until 6 p.m. Arboretum Cafe open until 5 p.m. Andersen Horticultural Library in Snyder Bldg. open until 4:30 p.m. Andrus Learning Center open until 4 p.m.

Hours and Admission

Starting in April, 2016 and through Oct., enjoy FREE admission on the 3rd Monday of each month, from noon - 6 p.m. Gardens and ground open until 8 p.m, Three-Mile Drive locked at 8 p.m.  Visit the Oswald Visitor Center and Gift & Garden Store until 6 p.m. Arboretum Cafe open until 5 p.m. Andersen Horticultural Library in Snyder Bldg. open until 4:30 p.m. Andrus Learning Center open until 4 p.m.

Starting April, 2016, the 3rd Thursdays after 4:30 p.m. free admission is now discontinued. Sorry for any inconvenience

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

**Restaurant: Made-to-order sandwiches/salads from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Breakfast from 9 a.m.-Noon. Sunday Brunches from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday Supper (3rd Sunday of each month) from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

***Library is closed Nov. 26-27, Dec. 24-25, Jan. 1 and Jan. 18

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

Visit Enhancements


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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.
Garden Demonstrations
June-September
Noon-2 p.m.     Noon-2 p.m.     Noon-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 days including Free Third Mondays (see below), National Public Garden Day in May, Ar BOO retum in Oct., and Ar BRR etum Dec. 31 annually.

Free every Third Monday of the month, noon - 6 p.m.: April through October

Note:  The 3rd Thursday free admission program is now discontinued.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

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.