Field Trips at the Arboretum

Visit the Arboretum and treat your students to a hands-on, real plants, learning experience!

Arboretum School Programs cancelled for remainder of 2019-2020 school year

Please check the COVID-19 Arb Classes Updates Webpage for the latest updates.

Contact us by email at or phone at 612-301-1210 and leave a message. We will reply as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Reservations are OPEN for 2020-2021

$6 per student*
*A processing fee of $7.50 will be applied to each order
NOTE: Final adjustment count for # of students and all field trip fees are due at least 30 days in advance.

Ready to Register?

  1. Sign in or create a login
    Click the links above and create your customer profile.

  2. Choose a program
    Browse options by grade level below, click the "Register Online" button, select the program you want, and place it in your shopping basket

  3. Check Out
    When you have all selections in your basket, go to check out and enter total# of students again.
    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?

Don't see what you are looking for, or the times don't work for your school? We're here to help!

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



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.

Watch a video about Arboretum Field Trips

Add-On Experiences
Enhance & extend your Arboretum Field Trip visit!

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!

  • Outdoor areas
    (May - Oct only), first come, first-served 

Helpful Information

Minimum/Maximum Students 
  • Minimum 12 students/session
  • Maximum is 3 classes/96 students per session


  • Chaperones are free up to 1 adult:5 students
  • Minimum requirement is 1 adult:10 students
  • Adults beyond 1:5 pay $15 admission
  • Note: these numbers do include the teachers attending, though do not include paras or nurses accompanying special needs students.


Scholarships open Tuessday, August 18, 2020 at 9 a.m.

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. 

View Scholarship information

Cancellation Policies 

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