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HOURS
Open 363 days a year
(closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Note: The Three-Mile Drive roadway will re-open to visitor motorized vehicles and bicycles on Friday, April 18, 2014,  pending weather conditions and completion of garden maintenance and roadway repairs..  The roadway remains open to hikers year-round.

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.

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.


Arboretum Hours

 

Grounds and Buildings April - October 2014


  Monday-Friday
Thursday Saturday
Sunday
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.
Restaurant
 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.


FEES
Visitors age 13 & up:  $12*
Children 12 & Under: Free admission
Members:
Free admission year-round; children up to age 12 accompanying members in vehicle are free
University of Minnesota Students:
Free

*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: $7 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