Covid Safety Guidelines
for In-person School Programs 2022


Last updated 4/26/2022

Welcome Teachers!

The University of Minnesota will continue to follow the guidance of state and federal public health officials. Registering for an in-person school experience with the Arboretum means you have read, understand, and are authorized to accept these terms on behalf of everyone in your group, which are subject to change.

Do not visit the Arboretum if you have symptoms
If you are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms according to CDC guidelines or have been exposed to a positive case (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes), please contact us prior to your class to cancel your registration and receive a full refund.

Use of face masks
Field trip program participants and staff are currently not required to wear facial coverings at the Arboretum, whether indoors or outdoors. Though masking is not required at this time, participants and staff are welcome to wear one and will be supported in doing what makes them most comfortable. 

If you have any questions regarding this protocol, or if you have concerns about attending in-person due to these guidelines, please do not hesitate to contact our team directly. We look forward to seeing you in class.

The Arboretum School Services Team
[email protected]

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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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