Plan Your Visit

Access the Arboretum using an EZ Pass

Donor-level members do not need to make reservations or buy tickets in advance of their visit to the Arboretum. Members with Friend, Supporting, Sustaining or Associate memberships can access the Arboretum using the EZ pass lane to the left of the Gatehouse. Bring your most current membership card to scan in the EZ pass lane, and you can enter the Arboretum anytime during business hours. Learn more about Arboretum membership levels.

Before Your Visit

Everyone (except donor-level members) needs a timed reservation. All members and visitors, including children, must make a reservation online and present their tickets at the gatehouse to enter the grounds; we aren’t selling tickets or making reservations anywhere on site. Timed reservations are free for members and children under 15; all other visitors will be charged $15 per ticket. Tickets are not for resale, refundable or exchangeable. Donor-level members can access the Arboretum without a reservation by using their most current membership card in the EZ Pass lane to the left of the gatehouse.

Click the reservations link above or call 612-301-6775 to make reservations. If you’re having trouble with our online reservation system, call our ticketing specialists to make your reservations over the phone.

Check our Hours and Admission page to see what is open. 

Please arrive within your 30-minute entry window. There is no limit on the duration of your visit while our grounds are open.

Bring your ticket with barcode, or have the email ticket available to scan on your phone, for contactless entry at the gatehouse. Screenshots or saved photos of the barcodes do not scan properly -- you must have the original ticket from your email to scan.  

Reciprocal members, UMN students, and those with a group, business or organization membership must call for reservations.  

Please leave your dogs at home. Registered service dogs are always welcome at the Arb, but all other dogs are not allowed. An on-leash dog commons area is open to members who have a dog-added membership. 

Face coverings are required indoors, regardless of vaccination status, as of Aug. 3, 2021.  Review the University of Minnesota face covering protocol.

Members must register (one time) and login to receive tickets at the member price. Click here for a step-by-step guide to registering your account. 

A Message About Reservations

As COVID-19 restrictions have lifted, we’ve explored whether or not to continue requiring timed ticket reservations at the Arboretum. After reviewing feedback from members, visitors and Arboretum staff, we’ve made the decision to continue requiring reservations. Improved guest experience and safety were two of the biggest factors in making this decision.
Read more about the decision and the improvements we’ve made to our reservation system.