Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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Hours and Admission


Open Daily: 10:00am - 4:00pm
November - March: Weekends until 4:00pm
April - October: Weekends until 5:00pm

Open every day, except for the following holidays:
New Years Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

Check for weather closings.

Regular Admission

Members: Free
PennCard holders: Free
Children under 3: Free
Youth (3-17 years): $8.00
Students, Active and Retired Military (must have ID): $8.00
Adult: $16.00
Seniors (65+ years): $14.00
Hike or Bike: $8.00 (Kids $4.00)

Group Rates (for 10 or more people): $12 per adult, $10 per senior (65yrs+), $8 per student. Groups must be scheduled in advance by contacting Lisa Bailey at or 215.247.5777 x157.

Discover the Value of Membership!

A membership pays for itself in just a few visits. If you join on-site after paying admission to visit the Arboretum, a portion of your admission fees will be deducted from the price of your selected membership level.

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Additional Information

Weather Closings

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Weather emergencies may require us to close the garden or limit access to some garden features. Please call 215.247.5777 for updated information or visit our Facebook page.

Tree Etiquette

Please note, visitors are not allowed to climb or sit on the limbs of trees. The Arboretum is home to a number of champion trees, some of which are very old. With 130,000 visitors annually, climbing becomes a safety issue for both children and the trees. We don’t want any visitors or trees to break a limb. Thank you!


Parking adjacent to the Visitor Center is sometimes at capacity on nice weather weekends. When you visit, you may be required to park at the bottom of the hill and be shuttled into the garden; please allow extra time to ride the shuttle. Saturdays and mornings tend to be less busy. Carpooling is encouraged: we have a capacity for a total of 280 cars and at times we may be full.

Membership ID Policy

Members must present a valid membership card to the gate attendant to gain free admission. Adult members may be asked to present a photo ID (driver's license, student ID, etc.) along with their membership card to gain free admission.

Reciprocal Admissions Program

Members of other gardens participating in the Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP) receive two-for-one admission on weekends and free admission on weekdays when visiting the Morris Arboretum. RAP discounts do not apply to members-only events or concerts. Click here to access a complete listing of organizations participating in RAP.

Per the RAP local exclusions guideline Pennsylvania Horticultural Society members receive a $2 admission discount any day of the week.


Additional fees apply for concert admission. Click here for more details.

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Know Before You Go

For the safety of our visitors and to preserve the structural integrity of our tree collection, climbing or sitting on the limbs of trees is not permitted. Thank you!

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Weather Update:

Wednesday, November 26:
The Arboretum is CLOSED due to inclement weather.
Please note that winter weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.


Renovation of the George D. Widener Education & Visitor Center

Renovations began in January on the George D. Widener Education & Visitor Center. The project includes the expansion of the building’s main entrance, and the installation of automatic front doors that will comply with ADA standards for accessible design. The entrance will also be more stroller friendly, making it easier for families to navigate the building.

Visitor Center Plaza
In addition to the improvements being made to the building itself, the surrounding plaza will also be enlarged and enhanced.A new 30x30 area will provide a larger gathering space for tours, and will help reduce congestion on high visitation days. The larger terrace will also feature sitting walls and benches toprovide additional seating.

Membership Kiosk
The membership kiosk will be relocated within the plaza and will be expanded to enable staff to welcome visitors more efficiently. New plantings will be added. When finished, the area will provide a pleasant, relaxing space for visitors to gather and linger.

Closure and Visitor Access
The Shop at Morris Arboretum will remain closed until construction is completed toward the end of March. Visitors and those enrolled in classes may encounter inconveniences which we apologize for in advance. The Visitor Center remains open for programs (like classes) and conveniences. Look for signage indicating an alternative entrance.

Special Thanks
Morris Arboretum wishes to thank longtime Arboretum friend, Edith Dixon for making these enhancements possible. This attractive new area will allow the Arboretum to accommodate a broader audience and its improved functioning will enhance the experience of every visitor.