Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Hours and Admission
Hours and Admission

Plan Your Visit


Monday through Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, Holiday Garden Railway Nights has been cancelled, the trains cannot run in the rain.

Please note: the Upper Gallery of the Widener Visitor Center is not available for viewing during classes and presentations.

Check for weather closings and alerts.

Regular Admission

Members: Free
Adults: $20.00
Seniors (65+ years): $18.00
Youth (3-17 years): $10.00
Children under 3: Free
PennCard holders: Free
Students (must have ID): $10.00
Retired Military (must have ID): $10.00
Active Military and Five Family Members (must have ID): Free
Walk In or Bike In: $10.00 (Kids $5.00)

Discounted Admission: January, February, and March!

Adults/Seniors: $10
Youth, Students & Military: $5

Parties of 10 or more can arrange for private group tours of the Arboretum for an additional fee with 3 weeks' notice. Please fill out our Group Tour Request Form and a member of our staff will contact you to arrange a date.

Save time by joining online. When you purchase your membership online our admission system immediately recognizes you as a member. Please plan to visit right away. Just give your name to the attendant at the gate.

Admission discounts

Discover the Value of Membership!

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.

Members Get 20% Off Every 20th Through 2020!

In celebration of 2020, all Arboretum members will get 20% off their purchase in the Shop on the 20th day of every month through 2020. Year round, members continue to enjoy a 10% discount on all Shop inventory. On the 20th day of every month, though, members save even more while supporting the mission of the Morris Arboretum. Stop in on the 20th to find your next special something. (This promotion does not apply to membership or admission purchases.)

Become a Member Today!

Reciprocal Admissions Program

The American Horticultural Society (AHS) Reciprocal Admission Program (RAP) 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. PLEASE NOTE: The 90-mile exclusion policy of the RAP Program is enforced and excludes free admission to members of gardens who are within a 90-mile radius of the Morris Arboretum. Click here for a list of garden memberships not eligible for free admission.

Tree & Garden Etiquette

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:

  • No climbing on or sitting in trees; no walking or standing in flower beds or other off-limits parts of the garden; no getting into fountains; and no tampering with any living thing in the Arboretum.
  • Picnicking in the garden is ONLY allowed in the designated picnic area behind the Widener Visitor Center. No cooking is allowed.
  • Morris Arboretum is a smoke free environment.
  • Pets (aside from service animals) are not allowed.
  • No bicycles, scooters, rollerblades, skateboards, Frisbees or other game equipment.
  • Admittance outside of regular visiting hours is prohibited.

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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!

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Alerts & Updates

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.


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.


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Excluded Gardens:

Memberships to these gardens does not include free admission to Morris Arboretum.