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.

Note:  Three-Mile Drive is open to pedestrians but closed to visitor traffic as of November 11, 2014 and will re-open to vehicle traffic in mid-April, 2015, depending on weather conditions and roadway repair.  The Arboretum does not use road salt on the roadway due to damage to plants and gardens. Thank you for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Note: Effective July 8, 2014, tram tour tickets are now $5. Tickets may be purchased in the Oswald Visitor Center. Thank you 

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. Trees cut down due to construction are being replaced with sugar maples selected for more diverse fall color.

Arboretum Hours


Grounds and Buildings November 2014 - March 2015

Visitor Center
8 a.m.*-4:30 p.m.
8 a.m.*-4:30 p.m. 10 a.m.*-4:30 p.m.
Gift Store  9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
 9 a.m.-4 p.m.**  9 a.m.-4 p.m.  10 a.m.-4 p.m.**
Snyder Building
8 a.m.*-4:30 p.m.
8 a.m.*-4:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-4:30 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.

Closed during winter.
Reopens in August 2015.

Closed during winter.
Reopens in August 2015.
Closed during winter.
Reopens in August 2015.
Grounds 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. or sunset--
whichever is later.***
8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. or sunset--
whichever is later.***
8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. or sunset--
whichever is later.***

Arboretum will be closed with the gate locked on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, and Christmas Day, De. 25.
Arboretum closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

Free Gate Admission promotion, entire month of January. Check out our "31 Reasons to Visit the Arboretum in Winter" for great planning ideas before you come.
Free Gate Admission Thursdays through March 26, 2015. (Beginning April 1, admission is free the third Thursday of the month after 4:30 p.m.)

*Visitor Center and & Snyder Building may open earlier for rental groups.

**Restaurant: Made-to-order sandwiches/salads from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. BEE Social Hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday Breakfasts from 9 a.m.-Noon. Sunday Brunches from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday Suppers (3rd Sunday of each month) from 4-6 p.m.

***Grounds close at sunset in early spring and late fall. Three-Mile-Drive closes for the season Nov. 15, 2014; re-opens April 15, 2015. Dates may change due to weather.

****Library is closed Nov. 27 & 28, Dec. 25 & 26, Jan. 1 & 2 and Jan. 19.

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

*Starting April 1, 2012, visitors may present paid gate receipt for free return visit within 30 days.

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.