Tours for Schools and Organizations

A variety of tours are available to meet specific classroom and group needs and interests.

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
  • 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