Field Trips at the Arboretum

Treat your students to a hands-on, real plants, learning experience!

NEW for the school year 2020-2021!
Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Sets

Based on our popular Arboretum Fall-season Field Trip and Plantmobile themes, these mailed-to-you sets provide Arboretum style hands-on plant experiences this fall no matter whether you are in-person, on-line, or in a hybrid learning model.

Click to view Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Sets

In-Person Field Trips are temporarily suspended through June 4, 2021.

Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade
PreK - Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
6th Grade

6th Grade

Add a self-guided tour
Explore more of the Arboretum at-your-own-pace!
Learn more

Add lunch time
You bring the lunch, we provide the setting!

  • FREE - Outdoor areas
    (May - Oct only), first come, first-served
  • $10/class - Indoor Reserved Space
     (Nov - Apr only) Register Online OR Call 612-301-1210



Summer Field Trips
Ages 6-12

Horticulture Career Field Trips 
Middle Shool, High School & College

Additional Options


Distance Learning
Arboretum learning direct to your students' computers

Distance learning opportunities for your students to use, based on the Arboretum's popular Field Trips and Plantmobile themes!


Arboretum comes to your school!

The Arboretum delivers a field trip right to your classroom!

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.

Ready to Register?

  1. Sign in or create a login to our purchase portal
  2. Select the program(s) you want, and place it in your shopping basket
  3. Process your order as "purchase order" or call us to pay by credit card. You will receive a confirmation/invoice via email right away. 

Need Help?

Arboretum Education Office
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*
*We are temporarily working from home during Covid-19, we may return phone messages from a home phone 
Field Trip Reservation Request Form


Scholarships open Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at noon
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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. 

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