Nights at the Arboretum

Come roam the trails with your flashlight, look at the stars, make s’mores on the patio and enjoy nocturnal educational opportunities after dark at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.


It’s like being a kid again! Only you don’t need to go home when the street lights come on.


Night Time Arboretum Etiquette
  • Please enjoy the Arboretum during our night time events. As the majority of the grounds are not lighted, use caution while exploring.
  • If using flashlight while walking the trails, please don’t point the light in someone’s eyes.
  • For their safety, children under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash and are allowed only on mulch trails. Please clean up after your dog. Dogs are prohibited in the Environmental Education Visitor Center.
  • Please do not collect, remove or damage any natural material including seeds, flowers, fruits, feathers or plant material.
  • Enjoy observing many species of birds and other wildlife, but keep a safe distance. Chasing or harassing wildlife is not permitted.


Visit Us

8909 W. 179th St.,
Overland Park, KS 66013
$5.00 Ages 18+
$2.00 Ages 6-17
Children ages 5 and under are free.

Always free for members of Friends of the Arboretum.

The Arboretum is open 7 days a week, all year long.

Summer Hours:
April 1 - August 31, the Arboretum will be open:
Early on Wednesdays, 7am-5pm
Late on Thursdays, 9am-8pm

The Arboretum will close at noon on Saturday, June 24.

Holiday Hours:
The Arboretum will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
New Year's Day will be open 9am - 2pm

Free Admission Days 2023 - First Tuesday of each month:
January 3
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
July 4
August 1
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 7am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm