Explore the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens anytime the facility is open. Tours may be booked to begin each half-hour between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Guided Tours

Guided tours (walking or golf cart assisted) of the Arboretum are available for $10 per person, plus admission. Tours must be paid in full before your arrival. Admission may be purchased on-site.  

Cart tours are available Monday-Friday and are limited to twelve guests.

Walking tours are available seven days a week. Groups may not exceed 30 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 guided Arboretum tours, please book your tour at least three weeks in advance.

Book a Tour



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+

Preschool Camps

Johnson County Park & Recreation District and the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens are teaming up for a summer of preschool day camp fun for children ages 3-5.

9 a.m. to noon.

School Tours + Field Trips


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


Regular admission fees apply for everyone attending. Children ages 5 and under are free.

Admission for guests ages 6-17 is $2 and admission for individuals ages 18 and older is $5.

Booking a Field Trip

Please call 913-685-3604 or complete the linked form to let us know your group size and intended visit date.

If you select 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.

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

Students may walk around freely, 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.

Book a Field Trip

Overland Park Title 1 School Admission Scholarship Application

Title 1 schools that serve children in Overland Park may qualify for free admission.

Complete the linked form at least two weeks before the date you are requesting. Then, watch for an email from the Arboretum verifying approval of your admission fee scholarship.

Please note that scholarship application information is included at the end of the field trip request form.

If you have any questions about the scholarship program, call 913-890-1754 or email


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.

For questions regarding Adventure Packs, please email [email protected]

Reserve Adventure Packs

Adventure Pack Documents