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Guided tours of the Arnold Arboretum, either on foot or by bus, are approximately 90 minutes long. All tours are led by trained, knowledgeable docents. Tours take place outdoors and are not generally cancelled for less-than-ideal weather conditions. Picnicking is not allowed at the Arnold Arboretum, and there are no picnic tables or benches. When your tour is confirmed you will receive additional logistical information.

NOTE: Academic tours are for mission-related high-school and older groups. We do not have a formal program for other youth group tours. Instead, we can help educators prepare for a self-guided visit.

Pre-school to 8th grade contact:
Nancy Sableski, 617.384.5239, or
High school contact:

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The fee for each walking or bus tour is $125.00.

Maximum for a walking tour is 20 participants; some additional participants may be added at a prorated fee. Maximum for a bus tour is 35 participants.

A 50% deposit is required at least three weeks in advance to reserve the tour date. The balance is due one week before the tour date.

Alternate pricing may be available for mission-related academic, nonprofit, or community groups.

NOTE: The Arboretum does not provide a vehicle for a bus tour; buses used for tours must be arranged by a private tour company in advance by the group. The maximum size allowable for a bus is 11' high with a maximum capacity of 35 people.

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Focus of Tour:

Please indicate your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice for a tour theme below.

Once your tour date is confirmed, we will do our best to meet your requested theme. The Arnold Arboretum: Landscape for Learning Tour is always available; other themes are based on docent availability.

Please note any questions, special needs, or interests in this space:

Please note this is NOT a confirmation but a request. You will receive an email acknowledgement with additional logistical information, and we will call or email to confirm your tour and review payment. If you would like to speak with the Tour Coordinator please call 617.384.5209. Thank you!