Self-Guided Visits for student groups

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students exploring the Arboretum, photo by Vienna Volante

Photo by Vienna Volante, Arboretum Photographers' Society

Available Monday-Friday only
2023: April 24-Oct 31, between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 



    For groups of students ages 15 and under

    Booking rules

    • Reservations are required at least 1 week in advance of visit
    • Available for booking Monday through Friday only. Not available on weekends.
    • Available for school groups, childcare centers, and summer youth day programs visiting the Arboretum for educational purposes.
    • Also available as a free add-on for Arboretum Field Trips, advance reservations required.
    • Outdoor picnic areas are available (first come first serve); indoor lunch space is unavailable at this time.
    • Maximum limit 120 people per order

    Payment due when booking online reservation. No refunds are available for Self-Guided Visits, however we may be able to help you reschedule to a different date.

    Chaperones: Minimum requirement of adult:student ratio is 1:10. Maximum allowed adult:student ratio is 1:5. These ratio numbers do count the teachers/chaperones, but not a student's one-on-one para. Paras may attend with their assigned student and are not counted in the 1:5 ratio.

    # of Adults on your Field trip: The total # of accompanying adults on a field trip, including teachers, is a maximum  of 1 adult per 5 students. The minimum requirement is 1 adult per 10 students. Note: One-on-one paras with students are considered in the student count, not the adult count. 


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