The public is invited to come and explore the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens anytime the facility is open.
Guided walking tours of the Arboretum are available for an additional $10 per person, plus the cost of admission. Groups may include up to 12 people. These tours are available Monday, and Wednesday through Friday, by appointment. Tours are available for people with disabilities.
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.
8909 W. 179th Street
Overland Park, KS 66013
8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Free on Tuesdays
Free under age 6
$1 ages 6-12
$3 ages 13+
The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is a wonderful location for students to learn.
Regular admission fees apply for everyone attending. Fees are based on age:
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.
The Friends of the Arboretum & Botanical Gardens provides backpacks full of learning resources to teachers for free. Each backpack contains enough of the following supplies for 30 students:
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.