Classes and Education

A place for life-long learning.

Join our instructors and guides for formal and informal learning opportunities all year.

Check the calendar to register for upcoming classes for children and adults.

Guided tours for up to 12 people per group are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

  • Schedule three weeks in advance by calling 913.685.3604.
  • Tours start and end by the Entry Kiosk. Tours can accommodate the less-abled as well as school groups.
Children's Classes
Throughout the year, Arboretum staff, education partners and volunteers provide structured and unstructured learning opportunities for children. Popular classes are GeoKids (exploring the Arboretum while learning to use a compass), Birding, GeoArboretum (searching for "geocaches" with a GPS device), and the Enchanted Forest. Check the Arboretum Calendar for all scheduled classes. On any visit to the Arboretum, stop by the Greeter's Desk to pick up guides and learning materials to make your visit educational as well as fun for the kids.
Adult Classes
Want to learn more about the trees of our region, woodland and prairie wildflowers, or our native birds? Sign up for an informative session or tour. Check the Arboretum Calendar for dates and registration information.

Visit Us

8909 W. 179 St.,
Overland Park, KS 66013
The Arboretum is open Wednesday through Monday. Temporary operating hours are 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays

Under normal circumstances, the Arboretum is open seven days a week.
Oct. 1-April 9: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
April 10-Sept. 30: 8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
(Fourth Saturday of June: closes at Noon)
Dec. 25 - Closed

Free for members of Friends of the Arboretum
$3.00 Adult
$1.00 Child 6-12
Free 5 years and younger
No admission charge on Tuesdays.