Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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2nd Sundays in Chestnut Hill

Kids get in free with each full-price adult admission! Mention offer "2nd Sunday".

AAA Cardholder Discount

$2.00 off admission when you show your current AAA Card.

Art-Reach ACCESS Museum Program

ACCESS Cardholders (those Pennsylvania residents who monitor their government issued cash and food benefits with an EBT card), are invited to visit Morris Arboretum for just $2. Visit for additional information.

AHS- American Horticulture Society Reciprocal Admission

Show your membership card from another participating AHS garden and receive free admission. Click here for a list of participating AHS gardens.

BBBS (Big Brothers Big Sisters)

$2.00 off admission (up to 4 people). “Littles (children/tweens with a BBBS) Always Free”. Must mention affiliation.

Kids Visit Free in January!

Valid January 2 - 31, 2015.

Norwood Fontbonne Academy Staff Discount

Faculty and staff of Norwood Fontbonne Academy receive complimentary admission upon showing a valid school ID.

PennCard Holders

Penn students, alumni, faculty, and staff receive complimentary admission upon showing a valid PennCard.

PHS Members

$2.00 off admission when you show your PHS Membership card.

St. Joseph's Villa Residents

Mention you are a St. Joseph's Villa resident and receive complimentary admission.

WURD Radio Member Discount

$4.00 off admission (carload) when you show your WURD Member card. Plus, 20% off your purchase of a Morris Arboretum Membership.

WHYY Discount

$2.00 off admission (up to 4 people total discount) when you show your WHYY Card.

Check out our exclusive Member Discounts at local Chestnut Hill/Mt. Airy restaurants, retailers, and more!

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*Dicounts are not valid for special events including, but not limited to: concerts, Cherry Blossom Festival, Fall Festival, and Friday Night Lights.

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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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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.


Weather Update:

Tuesday, January 27: The Arboretum is CLOSED and will re-open at 10:00am on Wednesday, January 28.

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.