Can't take the time away? We'll come to you with the Plantmobile! We bring the hands-on science, real plants, microscopes and lively take-home investigations. It's a discovery-filled fieldtrip right in your classroom.

Reservations are open for 2018-2019 school year!
$6 per student* + $50 Transportation fee
*A processing fee of $7.50 will be applied to each order 
NOTE: Final adjustment count for # of students and all Plantmobile fees are due at least 30 days in advance.

Ready to Register?
NEW! Online registration open now!                                                                
Sign in or create a login from this page and create your customer profile - Be sure to add a phone# and school name and address. Make note of your password for future bookings and to check your account. 
Choose a program from the categories and click the "Register Online" button to place it in your shopping basket 
When you have all selections in your basket, go to check out and enter total# of students again, then process your order as "purchase order" and you will receive a confirmation/invoice via email right away. 

Need Help?
Don't see what you are looking for, or the times don't work for your school? For assistance, please contact us via one of these options:

Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade  2nd Grade  

Additional Options



Field Trips
Bring your class to the Arboretum for hands-on science fun! 

Visit the Arboretum during the Fall, Winter, or Spring and treat your students to a hands-on, real plants, learning experience!

Individual Students with their adult educators

Groups of 12 or more homeschool students may register for any field trip, above! 

Self-Guided Visits
You know your students' needs best

See Self-Guided Visits for resources to lead your own Arboretum adventure, or extend your visit.


Field Trip Guide

2018-2019 Field Trip Guide
Request a hard copy by mail
Email requests to

Minimum/Maximum Students

Minimum is 12 students/session, 2 sessions/day. Maximum is 32 students/session, 4 sessions/day. All sessions last one hour. Minimum time between sessions is 15 minutes. Maximum time between morning and afternoon sessions is 1 1/2 hours.

VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships are available beginning mid-August and given on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Arboretum is committed to making its educational opportunities accessible for all school audiences. With the generous support of the foundations and donors, we are pleased to offer a menu of scholarship opportunities for our schools. For additional information on scholarships and how to apply, please click here.

Cancellation Policies
Programs are held rain or shine. In extreme weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel programs for your safety. You will not be charged a cancellation fee under these circumstances. No refunds if you cancel less than 30 days in advance. Final adjustment count for # of students and all field trip fees are due at least 30 days in advance.

Privacy Policy
The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum respects the privacy of website visitors to the extent permitted by law. For security purposes and to ensure that the website remains available to all users, software is used to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Our credit card transactions are processed by a bank website, and we do not collect credit card numbers. All information provided on forms is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble data before you send it to us. We also protect information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by certain qualified staff of the University of Minnesota.

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