Open 363 days a year
(closed Thanksgiving and Christmas) Check website for other holiday hours

note:  On Thursday, August 14, Three-Mile Dr. will close at 9:15 a.m. for asphalt repair.  The monring and afternoon Tram tours are still in services.  The Visitor Circulator will not be in operation Thursday. Sorry for the inconvenience. The drive will reopen to walkers and private vehicles on Friday. .

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

In late April, construction of an expanded gatehouse and entry will begin. The Arboretum remains open during construction and expects minimal delays.  Thanks to everyone's patience as gatehouse and entrance lane improvements will help improve visitors' experience from the moment of entry to the Arboretum.  The trees cut down as part of expansion are being replaced with sugar maples selected for fall color variety; two oak trees were pruned and able to be retained. The Arboretum is grateful for the generosity of private donors and foundations in funding this expansion.  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 April - October 2014

Thursday Saturday
Visitor Center
8 a.m.-6 p.m.*
8 a.m-6 p.m.* 8 a.m.-6 p.m.* 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Gift Store  9 a.m.-6 p.m. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.  9 a.m.-6 p.m.  10 a.m.-6 p.m.
AppleHouse (Beginning Sept. 1) 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
 9 a.m.-5 p.m.** 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  9 a.m.-5 p.m.  10 a.m.-5 p.m.**
Snyder Building
8 a.m.-6 p.m.*
8 a.m.-6 p.m.* 8 a.m.-6 p.m.* 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Andersen Library ****
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 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.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Noon-4 p.m.
Noon-4 p.m.
Grounds 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.***
8 a.m.-8 p.m.*** 8 a.m.-8 p.m.***
8 a.m.-8 p.m.***

*Visitor Center and & Snyder Building may open at 7:30 a.m. for rental groups.

**Restaurant: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. made to order sandwiches/salads; 3 p.m.-close grab & go.

***Grounds close at sunset in early spring and late fall.

****Library is open holiday hours (11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) on May 26, July 4 & September 1.

Third Thursday of each month free admission after 4:30 p.m.

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 (952) 443-1440 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.