Add a "Uniquely Arboretum" Enrichment Experience

Each program is based on instructor availability, please request experiences minimum 1 month in advance of your arrival.

Tram Tour
Walking Tours
Experiences

Tram Tour

TRUMPET CREEPER TRAM
Available exact dates TBD April  through October

Duration: approx 55 minutes
Location: Visitor Center

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

Public Tram Tour
availability not guaranteed


Price
*  $5/person
, does NOT include Arboretum admission

Max Tickets available

limit 42 people (1 wheelchair space)

Dates/Times
Late April through mid-October, 2019
TUESDAY - SUNDAY

     10:30 a.m.
     noon
     1:30 p.m.
     3 p.m.
3RD MONDAYS (Free admission)
     noon
     1:30 p.m.
     3 p.m.

NO ADVANCE
REGISTRATION

Same-day tickets available for purchase at the Visitor Center Information Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Private Tram Tour 
exclusive entire tram reservation


Price Options
$750/entire tram, includes Arboretum admission
$250/entire tram, with paid room rental

Max Tickets available
limit 42 people (1 wheelchair space)

Dates/Times
Late April through mid-October, 2019
TUESDAY - SUNDAY

     9:15 a.m.
     1:30 p.m.
     3 p.m.
     4:15 p.m.

Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of guide(s). Please click on green GROUP REQUEST button below to arrange tour.


or call 612-301-1210

please request experiences minimum 1 month in advance of your arrival


Happy group of people on a small bus

PRIVATE NARRATED BUS TOUR

Available while Three Mile Drive is open
approximately mid-April through October 2019

Duration: approx 55 minutes
Location: Visitor Center

Are you coming with a small bus of guests and would like a narrated tour of Three Mile Drive? If your vehicle is 20' or less, our guide can hop on your vehicle and highlight the Arboretum's collections, display gardens and demonstration gardens. On-vehicle microphone preferred.

Price
$100/vehicle
, does NOT include admission to the Arboretum.


or call 612-301-1210

please request experiences minimum 1 month in advance of your arrival


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.

Public Tour

Price
FREE, does NOT include Arboretum admission

Max people per Guide
About 30, first-come, first-served

Max Guides per time slot
1 guide, 30 people

Dates/Times
Thursday 10:30 a.m.
Saturdays 1 p.m.

NO ADVANCE REGISTRATION

Private Guided Tour

Price Options per Guide
$300, includes Arboretum admission for the group
$150, w/paid room rental

Max people per Guide
20 

Max Guides per time slot
3 guides, 60 people

Dates/Times
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of guide(s)


or call 612-301-1210 tour-only visits
or call 612-301-7597 tour with room rental or group ticket admission

please request experiences minimum 1 month in advance of your arrival


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.

Arboretum Curator of Art

Price Options
$600, includes Arboretum admission for the group
$300, w/paid room rental or paid group admission

Max people per Curator
20 

Max Curators per time slot
1 Curator, may combine with Docent-led Tour

Dates/Times
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of guide(s)

Arboretum Docent

Price Optioins per Docent
$300, includes Arboretum admission for the group
$150, w/paid room rental or paid group admission

Max people per Guide
20 

Max Guides per time slot
3 guides, 60 people 

Dates/Times
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of guide(s)


or call 612-301-1210 tour-only visits
or call 612-301-7597 tour with room rental

please request experiences minimum 1 month in advance of your arrival


Experiences


  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.

Price Options per Race
$300, includes Arboretum admission for your group
$200, w/paid room rental or paid group admission

Max people per Race
About 100

Max people per Time Slot
1 race, 100 people

Dates/Times
Custom date/time arranged per group, based on availability of guide(s)


or call 612-301-7597

please request experiences minimum 1 month in advance of your arrival



 

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