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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

3675 Arboretum Dr
Chaska, MN 55318

Homeschool classesField tripsGetting there

Want to get hands-on plant science into your homeschool curriculum? Consider an Arboretum learning experience. For individuals or homeschool groups, the Arboretum offers hands-on plant experiences that address state science standards in a unique and engaging educational setting.


Homeschool classes

Cost per child/student: $10 ($8/Arboretum member) includes Arboretum admission for student & adult educator, take-home plants

Minimum class size: 6 students
Maximum class size: 30 students

Target grade level: Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Sibling policy: Siblings are welcome, but all participating siblings should be registered for the program.
Parent/guardian/educator policy: All students must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

For more information, visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/homeschools.aspx or contact Josie, Diane, or Allyson, Arboretum Education Registrars, at ArbEdu [at] umn [dot] edu or 612-301-1210


Field trips

Cost per child/student: $5.50

Minimum class size: 12 students
Maximum class size: 30 students

Target grade level: Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Sibling policy: Siblings are welcome, but all participating siblings should be registered for the program.
Parent/guardian/educator policy: All students must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Cancellation policy/Cancellation deadline: Groups must give a minimum of 2 weeks prior notice to receive refund. The group organizer should call the registration office at 612-301-1210 in case of extreme weather on the day of the event as these are considered individually.

Gathering place recommendations: The Green Play Yard is adjacent to the Arboretum Learning Center and a PERFECT place to meet and play before the field trip!

For more information, visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/FieldTrips.aspx or contact Josie, Diane, or Allyson, Arboretum Education Registrars, at ArbEdu [at] umn [dot] edu or 612-301-1210


Getting there

Parking information: Once you arrive, tell the Arboretum Gatehouse that you are here for a Homeschool day, and they will waive you through at no cost. Follow signs to the Learning Center (which is a separate building from the main Visitor's Center). The Learning Center has its own parking lot.

Driving directions: Visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/directions.aspx for directions.

From Minneapolis:
• Take I-35W to I-494 west to State Hwy. 5 (exit 11C) OR I-35W to Hwy. 62 west and follow the signs to Hwy. 212, but do not exit the highway, continue west on Hwy. 5
• Follow Hwy. 5 for 9 miles. Just past the intersection of State Hwy. 41 will be a small brown sign on the right side of the road just before the Arboretum entrance. On the left, you will see the large entrance sign. Turn left onto Arboretum Drive.

From Saint Paul:
• Take I-494 to State Hwy. 5 (exit 11C)
or take I-94 west to I-494, go south to State Hwy. 5 (exit 11C)
• Follow State Hwy. 5 for 9 miles, past the City of Chanhassen and the intersection of State Hwy. 41. Just past the intersection of State Hwy. 41 will be a small brown sign on the right side of the road just before the Arboretum entrance. On the left you will see the large entrance sign. Turn left onto Arboretum Drive.



Information subject to change. Please check with Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for the most current information. Last updated on Wed, Jun 18, 2014.