General Daily Admission Tickets

General daily admission tickets are released on the first of the month, one month before the visit date.

For Visitors (Non-Members)


Advance tickets are strongly encouraged for non-members to guarantee daily admission. 

  • Ages 16 and older with advance tickets — $20
  • New! Ages 16 and older pay-at-the-gate (available only if parking capacity allows) — $25
  • Ages 15 and younger with an adult — Free 
  • Indigenous peoples — Free (Call 612-301-6775 to make a reservation.)

Admission is free for all members!

  • For Solo, Duo and Duo+2 members, no advance tickets are needed for daily admission Tuesday through Thursday. For Gold, Gold Plus and Giving Society members, no advance tickets are needed for general daily admission. 

Additional Ticket Details

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For Gold Access Members (and those who are formerly Donor-Level Members)

Gold, Gold Plus and Giving Society members can access the Arboretum without an advance ticket any day of the week with their membership cards — except during special ticketed events, such as Winter Lights. Use your membership card barcode in our contactless Gold Access (formerly EZ Pass) lane.

For Solo, Duo and Duo+2 Members

Members must register online and sign in to receive tickets at the member price. 

  • Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays: Advance admission tickets are required to reserve your spot as parking capacity is limited at the Arboretum. 
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: On these days, Solo, Duo and Duo+2 members can present their membership card for admission with no advance ticket required.
  • Members should always bring their membership card to access the Arboretum for member discounts and other benefits. 

Check out our step-by-step guide to registering your account. If you have questions about your membership, call 612-301-1257 or email [email protected].

For Photographers

Depending on your needs we provide either session permits or an Annual Photographer Membership. A permit or membership is required for professional photography sessions that are not part of a private event taking place at the Arboretum. 

Photography Permits and Membership

For Groups

  • Group admission tickets (10 or more adults) are available by calling 612-301-6775.
  • Group tour packages (10 or more adults) are available by calling 612-301-4353.
  • Businesses, organizations and care centers with special memberships should call 612-301-6775 to book tickets.

For Bikers/Walkers, Special Admission and Volunteer Access

Bicyclists and walkers do not need advance admission tickets, but members should always bring their membership cards. Non-member bicyclists and walkers pay $15 at the gate for ages 16 and older (free for ages 15 and younger). No cash accepted. Bicyclists should enter through the main/center lane at the gatehouse.

Special Admission
The following individuals and groups receive complimentary admission, but must call 612-301-6775 to book tickets:

Volunteer Access
Active Arboretum & Master Gardener volunteers receive complimentary gate admission. Please refer to your volunteer leader/program for details.

Daily Admission Guidelines