Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum
Member Dividends Plant Distribution

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Advance Tickets FAQs

Advance Tickets FAQs

To provide a safe space for our visitors, we are implementing advance tickets for all visitors to reduce the number of guests in the Garden at one time.

Where do I purchase my ticket?

Click here to purchase your tickets through our online registration system.

How much do tickets cost?

Members: Free
Adults: $20.00
Seniors (65+ years): $18.00
Youth (3-17 years): $10.00
Children (Under 3): Free
PennCard holders (must present ID): Free
Students (must present ID): $10.00
ACCESS Adults (must present ID): $2.00
ACCESS Youth (3-17 years): $2.00
ACCESS Child (Under 3): Free

What times can I purchase a ticket for?

10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm
On Saturdays you can also purchase tickets at 8:00am, 8:30am, 9:00am, and 9:30am as we open at 8:00am.

I have my online reservation. When can I come to the Arboretum?

You may arrive up to 15 minutes before or after your scheduled time. If you arrive earlier than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time, you may be asked to wait until the specified time. If you arrive more than 15 minutes after your scheduled time, you may be asked to wait until the next open time slot becomes available. Our front gate closes at 3:15pm as that is the last time visitors may enter the Garden. Please arrive by 3:15pm for your 3:00pm ticket time.

How long can I stay?

Once you are here, feel free to enjoy the Gardens as long as you like (until we close, that is). To help with your planning: most visitors stay for around two hours.

Do members have to reserve tickets?

Yes. To guarantee access to the Garden, members must also have an advance ticket. These advance tickets are free for members.

Does everyone need an advance tickets?

Yes. So that we can ensure we are maintaining safe capacities, everyone must have an advance ticket, including children under 3 and members.

I need help with my tickets. How do I contact you for help?

Please email or call 215-247-5777 ext. 333, Monday through Sunday 9:30am - 4:30pm

Where are my tickets?

Once you reserve your advance tickets online, you will receive a confirmation email sent to your designated email address that contains your electronic tickets. Search your Inbox for subject line "Your Advance Tickets to Morris Arboretum”. Either print out your tickets are save them on your phone.

How do I present my tickets when visiting?

When arriving at the Arboretum at the specified time, please have either a print copy of your tickets or have them open on your phone. Staff will check your tickets at the front gate, and you’ll be ready to enjoy your time in the Garden!

How do I change my ticket day/time?

You can change the date or time of your ticket by signing into our online reservation system and clicking on My Account. Click on the view button and then edit the day or time of your reservation. Follow of all of the steps through to click on accept in order to change your reservation.

I no longer can visit. What is the refund policy?

If you are unable to visit and have cancelled your visiting date in our system, a refund will be provided within 24 hours of your scheduled visit. Advance tickets are good rain or shine. If you are outside of the 24 hour window you may request a refund by calling the Arboreum 215-247-5777, ext. 333, Monday through Sunday 9:30am - 4:30pm

How can I apply my ticket admission fees to a membership?

Please contact membership staff and they will be happy to apply your advanced ticket admission fees to a membership. Membership Office Monday – Friday or 215-247-5777 ext 205

Are special admission prices still available?

During this limited opening period, many of our special admission prices are temporarily suspended, including: free Chestnut Hill College admission, Library Passes, Walk-In/Bike-In reduced admission, Student pricing, Military/Veteran pricing, and Visit Philly passes.

Can I use my Guest Passes?

Yes! Advance tickets are required, even for Guest Passes, but you can now reserve your Guest Pass tickets online. When you arrive at the Arboretum, staff will check your ticket and collect your Guest Passes, so please be sure to bring the actual passes with you.

Are Library Admission Passes valid during the first phase of the Arboretum’s re-opening?

No, Library Admission Passes are not valid during this time of reduced capacity.

I have a PennCard, can I still visit?

Absolutely. PennCards are only good for the holder of the card. Advance tickets are required and you will be asked to show your PennID upon arrival.

I have an ACCESS Card, can I still visit?

Absolutely. ACCESS cards are good for up to five people in a vehicle. Advance tickets are still required, and you will be asked to show your ACCESS card upon arrival.

Is there a parking fee?

The Morris Arboretum has ample, free parking; however, it is important to adhere to the scheduled time on your ticket so that all cars can be accommodated.

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Alerts & Updates

Member Dividend Plant Distribution!

Thursday, September 17 - Wednesday, September 30
Fernery Plaza
Advance Tickets Required for Member Dividend Plant Pick Up

Members, we are excited to share Arboretum plants with you! That's right - a free plant for being a member. New (like so many things) this year, there are two locations and two timeframes for picking-up your member dividend plant:

The plant selection will be varied throughout the distribution dates. Dividends are from the Arboretum's collection of propagated plants from our greenhouse. This is your opportunity to bring a piece of the Arboretum to your home garden or neighborhood!

Individual, Dual, Family, Beech, and Chestnut members may select one plant per membership. Holly, Oak, Laurel, and Collectors Circle member may select two plants per membership.  Reserve tickets now.

Map of the Arboretum

Due to the weather and flooding, the Arboretum is closed today Tuesday, August 4th.

Advance Tickets Required for All Visitors (Including Members)

The Morris Arboretum is excited to be open! We have instituted new policies as required by the government of Pennsylvania in order to keep the public safe while visiting. Please review the policies below before your visit.

  • The City of Philadelphia mandates that all visitors age 2 and older wear face coverings.
  • If you feel sick, stay home.
  • The Visitor Center, the Shop, and Compton Café are temporarily closed, but picnicking will be permitted in certain areas.
  • The Fernery and the Log Cabin are temporarily closed.
  • Restrooms are open and sanitized regularly.
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the Arboretum.
  • Bring your own water and snacks.
  • Library passes and RAP reciprocal admissions are not accepted at this time.
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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.