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
Weekends Until 5:00pm (April - October)
Early Morning Saturdays & Sundays; garden opens at 8:00am (May - September)
Late Night Wednesdays until 8:00pm (June, July, August)
PennCard holders: Free
Children under 3: Free
Youth (3-17 years): $10.00
Students (must have ID): $10.00
Active and Retired Military (must have ID): $10.00
Seniors (65+ years): $17.00
Walk In or Bike In: $10.00 (Kids $5.00)
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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.
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. Through December 31, 2017, 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.
Morris Arboretum is proud to be a smoke free environment. In keeping with our commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe environment, the use of all tobacco products (including smokeless tobacco) is prohibited anywhere on the property. This covers all smoking methods, including but not limited to the use of electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes) and hookah smoked products.
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:
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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!
Out on a Limb will be temporarily closed on Wednesday, April 11th until noon. Please check back for 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.
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.
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.
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.