Self-Guided Visits for student groups

School group at Spring Peeper Meadow, photo by Vienna Volante

Photo by Vienna Volante, Arboretum Photographers' Society


Available Monday-Friday only. 

2024: April 15-Oct. 31, between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 


Summer: $35* online payment per group.
School Year: $35* online payment per group if not booking an Arboretum-led Field Trip Program on the same day. Free when booked with a same-day Arboretum-led Field Trip Program during the school year (not summer).

*price change effective June 3, 2024.

REGISTER A GROUP for Schools, childcare centers & day programs. 

  • Free when booked with a same-day Arboretum-led Field Trip during the school year.
  • $35* per group for summer, or if not booking an Arboretum-led Field Trip Program on the same day. 

Click the button above, select Self Guided Visits from the drop-down above the calendar, then use the calendar to browse and book available dates/times.

ORDER INDIVIDUAL TICKETS for Scouting & other non-school groups.

  • Free for Kids age 15 and under
  • Free for Adult Arboretum members
  • Standard gate admission price for Adult non-members.

Click the button above, then simply order standard gate admission tickets through the main ticketing page.

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Cancellations & Exchanges for educational programs

Cancellation policy

Review the cancellation policies prior to purchasing a class.


Waitlist form

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.

Member purchasing policy

Can Members register accompanying Non-member participants for Educational programs at the discounted member rate?

Yes. Arboretum Education policy is that Members may purchase a class or camp on behalf of an accompanying Non-member at the discounted Member price as long as they are registering and paying for at least one spot for themselves. Members must Sign in, enter the total number of Member-price tickets for all participants they are purchasing for, and then complete each participant’s name and prompted information at the checkout screen. The transaction must be completed at the same time as the Member's registration(s). This policy applies only to Arboretum Education programs and classes, and is not applicable to other Arboretum purchases like Events or Admission Tickets.

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About Arboretum Education

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Meet the team behind the programs that inspire scientific curiosity and a love of nature.

Education department statistics

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