Welcome to Morris Arboretum! We invite you to enhance your visit with free Wi-Fi. Please note that this service is offered as a courtesy to visitors who have their own equipment.
Please note that Arboretum staff is not available to answer technical questions about connecting your device. The Arboretum cannot guarantee that your equipment will work with our network and is not responsible for any changes you make to your device’s settings.
The following terms of service define acceptable use of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wi-Fi. By pressing the “I accept the terms of service” button when logging in, you indicate that you have read the terms of service and agree to be bound by and comply with them. If you do not agree, please exit and do not connect to the network.
Wireless Internet Access is provided to visitors of Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania free of charge. Wireless Access is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis and we do not warrant that this service will be uninterrupted or error-free. Users should be aware that there are security, privacy, and confidentiality risks inherent in wireless communications and technology, and the Arboretum does not make any assurances or warranties relating to such risks. In connecting to this network, you agree that Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is not liable for any costs or damages arising from use of this service.
Network speed will vary based on device configuration, compression and network congestion. We ask that you refrain from downloading large files and playing streaming video so that there is adequate bandwidth for fellow visitors. The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict or block access to external sites as necessary to prevent use of excess bandwidth or unauthorized activity, or that could otherwise constitute a violation of these Terms of Service You may not use this service for any purpose or in any way that interferes with or disrupts other visitors or Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania’s operations or damages the Arboretum’s property.
Transmission and distribution of any material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, without limitation, material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other statute. Transmitting on or through this network any material that is, in Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania's sole discretion, unlawful, obscene, threatening, abusive, libelous, or hateful, or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national, or international law is strictly prohibited.
Attempting to circumvent user authentication or security of any host, network or account ("cracking"), accessing data not intended for the guest user, logging into a server or account the guest user is not expressly authorized to access, probing the security of other networks, interfering with service to any user, host or network ("denial of service attacks"), "flooding" of networks, deliberate attempts to overload a service, or attempts to "crash" a host is prohibited. Your access to the Service is completely at the discretion of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, and your access to the service may be blocked, suspended, or terminated at any time for any reason including, but not limited to, violation of these Terms of Service, actions that may lead to liability for the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, disruption of access to other users or networks, or violation of applicable laws or regulations. The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania may revise these Terms of Service at any time.
In accordance with this Terms of Service, Morris may collect, use and disclose the following information about you in connection with your access to and use of this network:
We use and disclose this information for the purposes for which it was provided to us and as otherwise permitted or required by law. These purposes include, without limitation:
Your access to and use of this service may be monitored by Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania or its third-party service provider for internal business purposes to ensure compliance with the rules and standards of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, in particular as set out in this Terms of Service, without liability.
By accessing and using this service, you consent to the processing and disclosure of such information in accordance with this Terms of Service, and you warrant that all information that you provide is accurate.You also agree to hold harmless and indemnify Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and its officers, directors, employees, contractors and agents harmless from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the service, including liability, damages or costs (including litigations costs and attorneys’ fees).
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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!
In response to the unprecedented public health crisis related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Morris Arboretum will close to the public as of March 14, 2020 until the University of Pennsylvania feels that is it safe to re-open. Learn more about the Univerisity's response on the University of Pennsylvania’s dedicated Coronavirus website: coronavirus.upenn.edu. Please know that this decision was made after careful deliberation and that our priority is to do all we can to ensure the safety and well being of our staff, volunteers, and visitors. Information pertaining to public health is rapidly evolving and, as such, it is not yet known when we will reopen. We will be vigilant in our efforts to keep our website up-to-date and we will communicate directly to members and class registrants via email with the latest details.
The following information is provided in anticipation of some of the questions you may have relative to the following categories:
Individuals who have registered for a class
It is our intention to provide a refund to individuals who have registered for a class that occurs during this temporary closure. We are working as quickly as possible to process your refunds in the manner in which you paid. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your patience at this time. We know that early spring is the most natural time to come out to the Arboretum for a walk in the gardens to enjoy the fresh air, but maintaining public health must be our priority. We look forward to seeing you in the gardens just as soon as we are reassured that it is safe for all of our visitors to return. We will keep you updated on any developments, but in the meantime, if you have any questions about your membership, please contact email@example.com.
Any individuals that have planned events will receive outreach directly from a staff member to discuss your options.
We will continue to update the community as soon as information is available and is consistent with the evolution of this dynamic situation. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your understanding during these challenging times and we thank you for your support. Please stay connected with us through Facebook, Instagram, and our website.
Unfortunately, Out on a Limb will be closed on Wednesday, January 29th through Friday, January 31, 2020 due to scheduled maintenance.
The Garden Railway will not be operational from 2:00 PM Friday (July 19) through the weekend (July 20-21). The trains will open for normal operation on Monday, July 22nd. Our Train Master reported that the trains will not operate in the excessive heat, citing electrical, track and rolling stock failures.
The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.
Garden Railway trains are not running Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th due to inclement weather.
Please note: The Rose Garden is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning until noon.
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.