Coronavirus Affects City Services

To prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community, Johnson County Government has ordered residents to stay at home except for essential needs, beginning Tuesday, March 24 for 30 days.

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Recycling Center, and playgrounds and shelters at City parks are closed, and many other City services are affected by this order.

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Tours

The public is invited to come and explore the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens anytime the facility is open.

Guided Tours

Guided tours of the Arboretum are available for an additional $10 per person, plus the cost of admission. Walking tours are available daily.

Golf cart tours for people with disabilities are available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and are limited to twelve guests.

All tours start and end by the admission kiosk, located near the parking lot and main entrance of the Arboretum.

Due to the popularity of the tours, please book tours at least three weeks in advance.

Book a Tour

913-685-3604

Address

8909 W. 179th Street
Overland Park, KS 66013

Hours

8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Admission

Free on Tuesdays
Free under age 6
$1 ages 6-12
$3 ages 13+

School Tours

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is a wonderful location for students to learn.

School Tour Fees

Regular admission fees apply for everyone attending. Fees are based on age:

  • $3 – 13 years and older
  • $1 – Ages 6 to 12
  • Free – 5 years and younger

Booking a School Tour

Please call 913-685-3604 ahead of time to let us know your group size and intended visit date.

If you have selected a date already reserved by several other school groups, we will suggest you choose a different date to ensure there are enough picnic tables, trash cans and restrooms for everyone.

School groups must have at least one chaperone for every five children.

Students may walk around freely in the stous promenade, but please remind them not to remove anything from the environment.

Bus or van drivers should drop students off at the entrance sidewalk and park in the bus parking lot on the west side.

Adventure Packs

To create a more enhanced experience, self-guided materials for students and teachers are available as adventure packs.

The Friends of the Arboretum & Botanical Gardens provides adventure packs full of learning resources to teachers for free.

Students will practice measurement, data collection and identification skills to improve their number sense, quantitative reasoning, problem-solving and pattern recognition skills.

Teachers can pick up and return field trip packs to the greeter in the environmental education visitor center. They are free to check out with a reservation.

Adventure Pack Documents