Hours & Admission

Open by reservation only.

All members, visitors and children must make an online reservation and show their tickets at the gatehouse.

Click here to plan your visit and reserve your tickets.


Please note that the Arboretum is closed on Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25

Special Hours: Nov. 1-Jan. 2

Arboretum General Admission (Daytime) Hours:
Buildings open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily; grounds open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Nov. 17
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18-Jan. 2.
The Arboretum is closed on Nov. 25 and Dec. 25.

Winter Lights Hours (Oswald Visitor Center [including Cafe and Gift and Garden Store], Snyder Building and Grounds)
5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
5-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday


  Open Daily
Grounds 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Oswald Visitor Center and Snyder Building 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Gift and Garden Store

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Open until 5-9 p.m. (Mon-Thurs) and 5-10 p.m. (Fri-Sun) on Winter Lights general admission nights.

Andersen Horticultural Library 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday - Friday 
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., every Saturday
Dog Commons* Closed (Nov. 15 - Apr. 14)
Applehouse Holiday Boutique 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Farm at the Arb (Grounds) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Red Barn (Building) Closed (Nov. 1 - Apr. 1)
Arboretum Cafe 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday
Bee and Pollinator Center (Exhibits)


Bee Center Restrooms 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Green Play Yard

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Learning Center Closed
Berens Cabin 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Learning Center and the Bee Center remains closed to the public. These spaces are used primarily for Registered Youth Program participants. As such, our first priority is to protect the health and safety of program participants, who are primarily children between the ages of 3-12.  Though many adults are now fully vaccinated, children under 12 do not yet have the benefit of this protection. We will continue to follow the University’s guidance for youth programs. In program spaces for children, we will limit public access and follow mandatory masking guidance to protect children from the transmission of COVID-19.  

We are working towards the safe reopening of the Learning Center and Bee Center to the public. Thank you for your cooperation with distancing and masking requirements meant to keep children and other unvaccinated people safe in these spaces.

Please remain on designated paths and respect social distancing guidelines including public health best practices for the safety of all. Scooters, skateboards, hammocks and inline skates are not allowed anywhere on the grounds. Strollers and wagons are allowed. 

*Dogs are only allowed with a dog-added membership. Then, members with a dog-added membership can visit the Dog Commons during normal business hours. Service dogs are always welcome at the Arb, but all other dogs are not allowed in our buildings or grounds.

Admissions for Groups of 15 or more

Group discounts are not available at this time. Each individual will need a ticket to enter the grounds. Visit our ticketing page for more information. 


Each individual (including members and children) must present a ticket at the gatehouse to enter the grounds. Click here for more information.

Visitors ages 16 and up $15
Children 15 and under Free
Members Free

Reserve Tickets: Purchase tickets online here

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.

Getting Here

Main Entrance 
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska MN 55318

Farm At The Arb
Bee and Pollinator Center

3210 W 82nd Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317