The Arboretum is part of the University of Minnesota and features more than 1200 acres of magnificent gardens, model landscapes and natural areas-from woodlands and wetlands to prairie-with extensive collections of northern-hardy plants. Tour the Arboretum on 12.5 miles of garden paths and hiking trails. Walk the close gardens and bike, walk or drive Three-Mile Drive to see more gardens and collections. Options for all ages, from our play yard for kids to two art galleries and a world-class sculpture garden. The Arboretum is a 501 3 C non-profit that relies on the contributions of donors and volunteers.
The grounds and buildings are open by reservation only. All members, visitors and children must make an online reservation and show their tickets at the gatehouse
Adults $15 for ages 15 and over, kids under 15 are always Free, open 363 days a year, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for October, then Nov. – March, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. winter months.