Morris Arboretum Welcomes Visitors Back to the Garden

Advance Tickets Required


Morris Arboretum is excited to welcome visitors back to enjoy its open spaces and beautiful gardens. The staff is working diligently to provide a safe, fun, and relaxing experience for all visitors in conformance with CDC, State, local, and University of Pennsylvania guidelines.


Morris Arboretum has made several changes with visitors’ well-being in mind:

  • Advance tickets are required for all visitors.  Members visit for free, but must reserve a time. Tickets are available at
  • The City of Philadelphia requires face coverings for all visitors age 2 years and older
  • One-way circulation on paths is necessary to facilitate social distancing
  • The Visitor Center, the Shop, and Compton Cafe are temporarily closed, but picnicking will be permitted in certain areas
  • The Garden Railway, Out on a Limb, the Fernery, and the Log Cabin are temporarily closed
  • Restrooms are open and sanitized regularly
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are located throughout the Arboretum
  • Bring your own water and snacks

Advance tickets slots begin at 10:00am, with the last ticket reservation at 3:00pm. Visitors may arrive 15 minutes before or no later than 15 minutes after their scheduled time. For more information on ticketing procedures, please visit the FAQs page at

To prevent overcrowding, everyone visiting the Morris Arboretum must have an advance ticket, including infants and members. Visitors will be asked to present printed tickets or show their tickets on their phones. Unfortunately, guest passes will not be accepted at this time, but expiration dates will be waived for at least a year after the return to normal operations. Library passes cannot be used at this time.

PennCards are accepted for the PennCard holder only, but like members, advance tickets are required. ACCESS cards members can reserve tickets at, and ACCESS members must show their cards upon arrival.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own water and snacks. Picnicking is permitted in designated areas, and visitors are urged to carry-in and carry-out food and containers. Parking is free, and by adhering to reserved advance tickets, convenient paved parking will be available for everyone.

These are unprecedented times and Morris Arboretum hopes the temporary changes will make visitors able to enjoy the garden once again and feel safe in exploring and experiencing nature.

Photo Caption: Morris Arboretum is excited to welcome visitors back to the garden. Staff has been hard at work during the closure and the garden looks beautiful for everyone’s return. New visiting procedures are in place with visitors’ well-being in mind. Advanced tickets/reservations are required for all visitors including members. Reserve tickets at

Welcome Back to the Garden!

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