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Penn Students 

Morris Arboretum is your place to escape, explore, and relax... 

Just 13 miles from the Penn Campus, Morris Arboretum is accessible by car, bike, and public transportation. Admission is free with your PennCard. 

Student Leaders – Group Visits 

Morris Arboretum is the perfect place to bring your student groups. We are happy to assist student groups with organizing transportation and their own field trips to experience all the beauty and tranquility the Morris Arboretum has to offer. To learn more, please contact Bryan Thompson-Nowak at bryantho@upenn.edu

Directions from Penn  

Driving 

Arriving by car is the easiest way to get to the Arboretum.  If you don’t have access to your own vehicle rideshare services regularly bring students and visitors to the Arboretum. 

Biking 

Bicycling to the Arboretum can be a great way to get out in nature, explore Philadelphia and get some exercise.  The 14 mile route to the Arboretum (insert google maps link) is primarily bike and pedestrian only, with limited cycling on roads with vehicles.  Approximately 6 miles of the bike path is on a gravel path in the Wissahickon Park requiring bicycles with tires appropriate for gravel.