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Add an "Uniquely Arboretum" Educational Enrichment Experience
Each program is based on instructor availability.

Experience
see detailed descriptions below 
Price per Instructor
(includes all supplies, where applicable) 
Room Rental Client
Discount Price
Max # Ppl per
Instructor
Max # ppl
per Time Slot
Duration
TRAM TOUR
Public Tram - Guaranteed Seating
$21/pp includes Arboretum admission
$6/pp
42, or 40 with (1) wheelchair 42, or 40 with (1) wheelchair approx 45 min - 1 hour
TRAM TOUR
Private Tram - Entire Tram 
$900 entire tram $300 entire tram 42, or 40 with (1) wheelchair 42, or 40 with (1) wheelchair approx 45 min - 1 hour
WALKING TOUR
Close-by Formal Garden Areas
$300 $150 15 45 approx 45 min - 1 hour
WALKING TOUR
Art Gallery/Sculpture/Garden Design
$600 with curator
$300 with staff 
$300 with curator
$150 with staff 
20 60 approx 45 min
WALKING TOUR
Tashjian Bee & Pollinator Discovery Center
$300 $150 20 60 approx 45 min
EXPERIENCE
Plant-Maker Studio
$400 n/a, Room Rental required 25 50 1-2 hours
EXPERIENCE
Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing)
$300 $150 12 12 approx 1 hour,
longer available
EXPERIENCE
Make-and-Take: Seasonal Planting Buffet
$600, Room rental required n/a, Room Rental required 30 60 approx 45 min
EXPERIENCE
Amazing Race/TeamBuilding
$300 $200 n/a 100 approx 2 hours
ARBORETUM STAFF PRESENTATION
"Insights into the Arboretum" 
$300, Room Rental Required n/a, Room Rental required 300 300 approx 45 min
ARBORETUM PRESENTATION
"Arboretum Apple Breeding"
$600 with Dave "Honeycrisp" Bedford, Room rental required
$300 with staff, Room rental required
n/a, Room Rental required 300 300 approx 45 min
ARBORETUM PRESENTATION
"Flowers for Pollinators: Catch the Buzz!"
$300, Room rental required n/a, Room Rental required 300

300

approx 45 min
TRAM TOURS

TRUMPET CREEPER TRAM
Available May through mid-October

Duration: approx 55 minutes
Location: Visitor Center

Narrated tram tour highlighting the Arboretum's collections, display gardens and demonstration gardens 

NO ADVANCE
REGISTRATION

Purchase Same-Day
tickets at the 
Visitor Center 
Information Desk 

Public Tram Tour - availability not guaranteed
$5/person, does NOT include Arboretum admission

Monday noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Tuesday 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3 p.m.
Wednesday 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3 p.m.
Thursday 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3 p.m.

Buy Tickets

NOTE: Print receipt to show at gatehouse for admission and at Visitor Center Information Desk to  pick up tram tickets.

Public Tram Tour - Guaranteed Seating
$21/person, includes Arboretum Admission; minimum purchase 15 tickets
Rent a Meeting Room and Save! $6/person for room rental clients; minimum purchase 15 tickets

ONLY AVAILABLE THESE DAYS/TIMES
Tuesday 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday 10:30 a.m. or noon
Thursday 10:30 a.m.


or call 612-301-1210
Private Tram Tour - Exclusive entire tram reservation
$900/entire tram, limit 42 people (1 wheelchair space), includes Arboretum admission
Rent a Meeting Room and Save! $300/entire tram for room rental clients

Monday 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. , 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3 p.m., 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3 p.m., 4:15 p.m.
Thursday 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3 p.m., 4:15 p.m.
Friday 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3 p.m., 4:15 p.m.
Saturday 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3 p.m., 4:15 p.m.
Sunday 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3 p.m., 4:15 p.m.
OR
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of guide(s)
WALKING TOURS 
WALKING TOUR - CLOSE-BY FORMAL GARDEN AREAS
Available May through mid-October
Duration: approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour
Location: Visitor Center

Join an Arboretum Guide for an informative tour of seasonal highlights in the formal gardens.

NO ADVANCE
REGISTRATION
Public Walking Tour
FREE, does NOT include Arboretum admission
     Thursday 10:30 a.m.
     Saturdays 1 p.m.


or call 612-301-1210
Private Walking Tour
$300 per guide, max 15 people per guide, includes Arboretum admission
     Rent a Meeting Room & Save! $150 per guide for room rental clients
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of guide(s)
 

ART GALLERY/SCULPTURE/GARDEN DESIGN TOUR
Available Year-Round
Duration: approximately 45 minutes
Location: Visitor Center

Art curator-led walking tours offer interpretive perspectives on renowned artwork and sculpture at the Arboretum. Discover these works in the Reedy Gallery, Cafe Gallery and/or in the outdoor gardens adjacent to the Oswald Visitor Center and Snyder Building.

Private Guided Tour Options


or call 612-301-1210
Private Tour with  Arboretum Curator of Art
$600 for tour, max 20 people per guide, includes Arboretum admission
     Rent a Meeting Room & Save! $300 per guide for room rental clients
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of guide(s)

  
or call 612-301-1210
Private Tour with  Arboretum staff
$300 for tour, max 20 people per guide, includes Arboretum admission
     Rent a Meeting Room & Save! $150 per guide for room rental clients
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of guide(s)

TASHJIAN BEE & POLLINATOR DISCOVERY CENTER TOUR
Available Year-Round

Location: Bee Center
(group will need to arrange transportation to Bee Center as it is not walkable from main Visitor Center)

Explore interactive exhibits that offer insights into  honey bees, wild bees, Monarch butterflies and other pollinators, featuring the world-renowned bee research of University of Minnesota Scientist Marla Spivak, Ph.D. 

NO ADVANCE
REGISTRATION
 
Self-Guided Drop-In Tour
FREE, does NOT include Arboretum admission
     Monday through Friday,drop-in between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
     Saturday and Sunday, drop-in between Noon - 4 p.m.


 
or call 612-301-1210
Private Guided Tour
Duration: approximately 45 minutes
$300 per guide, max 20 people per guide, includes Arboretum admission
     Rent a Meeting Room & Save! $150 per guide for room rental clients
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of guide(s)

EXPERIENCES 
PLANT-MAKER STUDIO
GREAT FOR BIRTHDAYS!
Available Year-Round

Duration: 1-2 hours to explore assorted stations
Location: Learning Center

Make-a-Plant themed experiences engage visitors of all ages in art, science and craft activities with free take-home mini-projects. Enjoy access to the "Please Touch" tropical greenhouse!

NO ADVANCE
REGISTRATION
 
Public Plant-Maker Studio
FREE, does NOT include Arboretum admission
     Saturday, drop in between noon - 4 p.m.
     Sunday, drop in between noon - 4 p.m.



or call 612-301-1210
Private Plant-Maker Studio
$400/session, max 25 people
     Saturday, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

  SHINRIN-YOKU (FOREST BATHING)
Available May - October

Duration: approximately 1 hour
Location: varies based on time of year.
Expect to walk 1/4 to 1/2 mile with guide.

Enjoy the tranquility and well-being of Shinrin-Yoku, a Japanese mindfulness practice that invites the forest to be your healer. Through guided awareness exercises, you will awaken all your senses and calm your mind.  Shinrin-Yoku (or 'Forest Bathing') fosters a deep connection with nature that will nourish you -- mind, body and spirit.


or call 612-301-1210
Private Shinrin-Yoku Experience
$300 per guide, max 15 people per guide, includes Arboretum admission
     Rent a Meeting Room and Save! $150 per guide for room rental clients
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of guide(s)

  MAKE-AND-TAKE: SEASONAL PLANTING BUFFET
Available Year-Round

Duration: approx 45 min 
Location: Any Arboretum meeting room

Let an experienced Arboretum staff member guide you in a plant-your-own experience featuring a buffet seasonal plants. Learn tips for growing, care, and maintenance of your take-home plants. A great Arboretum souvenir!

  
or call 612-301-1210
Private "Seasonal Planting Buffet" Program
EXCLUSIVE experience for Room Rental Clients Only
$600* per 30 people
, max 60 people per time slot, * Arboretum Room rental or travel fee required
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of presenter(s)

  AMAZING RACE/TEAM BUILDING
Available April - October (seasonal weather permitting)

Estimated Duration: 2 hours
Location: Arboretum Grounds 

The Amazing Arboretum Race will begin with a clue for your first destination--once you find the bin inside you will find an activity the team needs to complete before getting their clue to the next location. There are 10 locations to complete before you are finished. The first team back with all activities completed wins bragging rights and 1 VIP Arboretum Ticket per team member.


OR contact Kristy Mock: 
612-301-7597
klmock@umn.edu
Amazing Arboretum Race Teambuilding Program
$300, max 100 people per race, includes Arboretum admission
Rent a Meeting Room & Save! $200 for room rental clients
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability
PRESENTATIONS 
"INSIGHTS INTO THE ARBORETUM" STAFF PRESENTATION
Available Year-Round

Duration: Approx 45 minutes
Location: Any Arboretum meeting room or your place of business.

Learn more about the fascinating research and history of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum from an experienced Staff member. 


or call 612-301-1210
Private "Insights into the Arboretum" Presentation
EXCLUSIVE experience for Room Rental Clients Only
$300*
, max 300 people per presentation, *Arboretum Room rental or travel fee required
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of presenter(s)

This presentation is may also be given at your place of business; projector and screen required.

 

"ARBORETUM APPLE BREEDING" STAFF PRESENTATION
Available Year-Round

Duration: Approx 45 minutes
Location: Any Arboretum meeting room or your place of business.

Learn about the extensive apple breeding research at the University of Minnesota, and follow an apple's unique journey from test plant to named variety. With exclusive apple researcher David Bedford, who created the Honeycrisp.

Private "Apple Breeding" Presentation Options


or call 612-301-1210

 

Apple Breeding Presentation with exclusive apple researcher David Bedford, who created the Honeycrisp
Duration: Approx 30 - 45 minutes

EXCLUSIVE experience for Room Rental Clients Only
$600*
, max 300 people per presentation, *Arboretum Room rental or travel fee required
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of presenter(s)


or call 612-301-1210
Apple Breeding Presentation with Arboretum Staff
Duration: Approx 30 - 45 minutes
EXCLUSIVE experience for Room Rental Clients Only
$300*
, max 300 people per presentation, *Arboretum Room rental or travel fee required
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of presenter(s)

  This presentation is may also be given at your place of business; projector and screen required.

 

"FLOWERS FOR POLLINATORS: CATCH THE BUZZ!" STAFF PRESENTATION
Available Year-Round

Duration: 30 min
Location: Any Arboretum meeting room


Learn more about the important roles that pollinators play in our ecosystems...and our food systems. Learn ways to identify local pollinators, and how you can help create a friendlier environment for pollinators in your own back yard!


or call 612-301-1210
Private "Pollinators: Catch the Buzz" Presentation
EXCLUSIVE experience for Room Rental Clients Only
$300*
max 300 people per presentation, *Arboretum Room rental or travel fee required
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of presenter(s)

  This presentation is may also be given at your place of business; projector and screen required.