Tours for Schools and Organizations
Learn about native Wisconsin ecosystems and ways to restore them. Arboretum tours are designed to introduce you to the Arboretum as an outdoor teaching and research laboratory. We offer guided private tours for schools, garden clubs, service organizations, scout groups and others.
Tours can be tailored to cover special themes according to your interest or educational needs. See tour descriptions for more details.
We need at least two weeks before the requested tour date to schedule our professional guides for your tour. The cost is $42 per guide per 1.5-hours. Each guide is assigned a group of no more than 15 children, or no more than 8 children if they are preschoolers.
Thank you for considering a tour at the Arboretum and for helping us make the scheduling process as smooth as possible. We hope to hear from you soon.
Your can request a tour by:
- Register online
- Phoning Tour Coordinator at (608) 265-5872
- Sending an e-mail to Tour Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Faxing your request (PDF format) and information to (608) 262-5209
- Mailing your request (PDF format) and information to Tour Coordinator, UW-Madison Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI 53711-3726
If you are having problems with the online tour request form
Call us: (608) 265-5872
Children’s programs coordinator: (608) 265-5872
Outreach Manager: (608) 262-5522
Please note, we cannot guarantee your tour request will be filled. Tours cannot be confirmed until we have a proper number of guides available for your request. We will, however, work hard to meet your needs to the best of our ability.