Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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Hours and Admission

Morris Arboretum is...
Education, community, horticultural display.

Spend time with family and friends exploring the Arboretum’s 92-acres of gardens. We are a museum of trees, with more than 12,000 labeled plants on display. An ever-changing palette of colors and textures will awaken your senses—making visits exciting in every season.

In addition to enjoying our collection, consider taking a class, joining us for an educational tour, attending a lecture, or visiting for a special event.

Hours

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

Regular Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Extra Summer Hours
Early Morning Saturdays; garden opens at 8:00am (May - September)
Weekends Until 5:00pm (April - October)

Check for weather closings.


Regular Admission

Members: Free
PennCard holders: Free
Children under 3: Free
Youth (3-17 years): $9.00
Students, Active and Retired Military (must have ID): $9.00
Adult: $17.00
Seniors (65+ years): $15.00
Walk In or Bike In: $9.00 (Kids $5.00)

Group Rates (for 10 or more people): $13 per adult, $11 per senior (65yrs+), $9 per student. Groups must be scheduled in advance by contacting Lisa Bailey at baileyL@upenn.edu or 215.247.5777 x157.

Admission discounts


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.

Become a Member Today!


Reciprocal Admissions Program

The American Horticultural Society (AHS) Reciprocal Admission Program offers members of participating gardens free admission to the Morris Arboretum. A valid membership card from a participating garden must be presented. Click here for a list of participating gardens. Directories are also for sale in the Shop at the Morris Arboretum. RAP discounts do not apply to special ticketed events, such as concerts or members only events. Based on the 90-mile exclusion policy of the RAP program, members of Bartram’s Gardens, Camden Children’s Garden, Great Valley Nature Center, Rutgers Gardens, and the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens are not eligible for free admission. Members of Tyler Arboretum and Winterthur are exceptions to the 90-mile exclusion policy and are eligible for free admission.

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society members receive a $2 admission discount.


Tree & Garden 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!

We ask that you be respectful of the garden, including:

  • Do not climb on the trees or sculptures or wade in fountains.
  • Picnicking in the garden is ONLY allowed in the designated picnic area behind the Widener Visitor Center. No cooking is allowed.
  • No pets allowed.
  • No bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, Frisbees or other game equipment.
  • No admittance outside of regular visiting hours.

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Become a Member

Family memberships pay for themselves in just 3 visits!

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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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Alerts & Updates

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Please note that 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.

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Renovation of the George D. Widener Education & Visitor Center


Accessibility
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.

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Alerts & Updates

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Please note that 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.

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