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

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

Starting Tuesday, August 26, the Slade Perrenial Garden will be closed for resurfacing of asphalt walkways. The area will be cordoned off. Guests will be able to walk up to the entrance for garden viewing, but will not be able to go in. This process could take up to two weeks. We thank you for your patience and understanding as this project is completed.

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.