Nature that nurtures.

The 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is an educational, recreational and cultural resource for the Kansas City region.

At the Arboretum, you’ll experience gardens with more than 1,700 species of plants, a variety of landscapes, including meticulous gardens, wild hiking trails, and open prairie, and different educational opportunities around every bend in the path.

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Skip the line and purchase your tickets before you arrive at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

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Free Admission Days

We offer free admission on the first Tuesday of each month.


8909 W. 179th Street
Overland Park, KS 66013




Sunday-Wednesday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday | 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Last entry 30 minutes before closing.


Children ages 5 and under are free.
$2 ages 6-17
$5 ages 18+

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2024 Kansas Tourism Sunflower Summer program

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is participating in the 2024 Kansas Tourism Sunflower Summer program. Eligible Kansas families may download the Sunflower Summer App to claim tickets to participating venues from May 25-August 11.

How the program works:

  • Sunflower Summer is a free program for Kansas residents.
  • The program offers free admission to participating attractions across the state for school-aged Kansas students from Pre-K through 12th grade. 
  • Up to two adults may accompany a group of students and access a free ticket.
  • Tickets can be used once per attraction, per season.
  • The app can be downloaded on both Apple and Android devices.

To discover more about the Sunflower Summer program, visit

Upcoming Events

In addition to regular operating hours, the Arboretum hosts many events and programs. Join us for a children’s event, art class, and more.

Friends of the Arboretum members visit the Arboretum for free, any day.

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Friends of the Arboretum

Friends of the Arboretum is a membership group operating as part of The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park. The Friends support the Arboretum with annual membership opportunities, a donor program, special events throughout the season, and educational and volunteer programs.


Friends of the Arboretum memberships provide free admission to the Arboretum, plus:

  • Preview night access to the spring plant sale
  • Discounts on special events
  • Annual Friends of the Arboretum social event invitations
  • Monthly e-newsletters
  • Reciprocal admission to other American Horticultural Society gardens, arboreta, and more.

Join the Friends of the Arboretum on the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park website.

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