COVID-19 Information & Updates regarding Arboretum Educational Programming

Information subject to change. Last updated 1/12/2022


Do not visit the Arboretum if you have symptoms

If you are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms according to CDC guidelines or have been exposed to a positive case (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes), please contact us prior to your class to cancel your registration and receive a full refund.


Which Arboretum programs are postponed or suspended?

View a list of suspended programs below. Online classes and modules will remain active and will proceed as scheduled.

Suspended or postponed
  • Master Gardener Q&A Desk
Suspended or postponed
  • PlantMaker Studio 
  • Nature PlayTime for Wee Ones
  • Garden Fun Stops

Can I cancel my own registration online?

Our registration system does not have the ability to process cancellations online. Please contact us (see contact info below) and we will process your cancellation for you.


My Adult Education class is active and listed on the website. Will it be canceled or postponed?

We are holding many classes outdoors in a safe format, and select classes indoors with safe spacing and distancing in place. Rest assured, if any class needs to be canceled or postponed, all registrants will be contacted and offered a full refund of their class fee. View our Covid-19 safety protocols for in-person Arboretum classes.


What is NOT canceled?

Any class that is listed on our website is open for registration!

We are also running (and will continue to run) Online and @home programs which can be taken and completed from the comfort of your home.

I am interested in a future class. Can I register for that?

Classes listed on our website currently still open for registration! You may register for any available class that is listed! However, in this evolving climate, we cannot guarantee all classes will run. Rest assured that if we need to cancel a future class, all registered participants will be contacted and offered a credit, refund, or donation option.


Will there be other online Arboretum Learning?

Yes! Please explore these options. Even more online learning coming soon!
Online and @Home programs

I want to talk with staff in Arb Education

Due to University of Minnesota safety protocols in line with the MDH recommendations, our on-site Arboretum Education office is currently closed. Our team is working remote and will do the best we can to serve you! Visitors or Members with Education questions can reach us:

Phone 612-301-1210*
*You can also call our currently unstaffed office at and leave a message. Our team is checking messages and will return calls from our personal phones as soon we are able.


Stay updated

As guidelines change, new on-site programs may be announcedSubscribe to receive the latest Program news, announcements and updates!


Arboretum Education Office
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
*We are temporarily working from home, we may return phone messages from a home phone 

Cancellations & Exchanges
Cancellation policy

The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the "waitlist" button or link next to the class and complete the form. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional sessions may be added.

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