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

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 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)
 

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 30 people
     Saturday, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

  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 was opart of the team that created the Honeycrisp.

Private "Apple Breeding" Presentation Options


or call 612-301-1210

 

with exclusive apple researcher David Bedford:
Apple Breeding Presentation
OR
Apple Naming Presentation

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
Arboretum Education Staff
Apple Naming Presentation

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.