School Trips

Self Guided Tour

Holden Arboretum

Elementary (PK-5), Middle School (6-8), High School

$6 per student

A self-guided visit to the Holden Arboretum allows you to enjoy the gardens & natural areas at your own pace, structure your visit around what your students are currently learning, as well as adhere to the unique learning style of your class.

Things to discover with your group

Fairy Doors at Holden Arboretum

Closed Fairy Doors is closed as of 8/29 – stay tuned for the next exhibition!

The fairies are returning to the forests and gardens of Northeast Ohio – this time to both the Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum – and beginning Friday, July 9th children of all ages can see for themselves!


Murch Canopy Walk

Open Open today: 10:00 am – 4:45 pm

The Canopy Walk invites guests to stroll along a 500-foot-long elevated walkway that rises 65 feet above the forest floor. Walk amongst the treetops and appreciate nature from an entirely new perspective.


Kalberer Emergent Tower

Open Open today: 10:00 am – 4:45 pm

The Emergent Tower is 120 feet (or approximately 12 stories) tall, which allows for a breathtaking, unrivaled view of the surrounding area—guests can see all the way to Lake Erie.


Woodland Trail

Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

West of the Wildflower Garden and Blueberry Pond, walk among native trees on our Woodland Trail. Enjoy a self-guided journey through the woods. Pick up a brochure at the Corning Visitor Center or at the start of the trail. Stop and relax at Meditation Point along the way.


Buckeye Bud’s Adventure Woods

Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Buckeye Bud’s Adventure Woods is the wonderfully whimsical playground where kids can build a log shelter, hop, jump and limbo their way through the obstacle course, or take a quiet break at the bird feeding station.


Helen S. Layer Rhododendron Garden

Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This 20-acre garden is home to rolling hills, shady oaks, plus the Heath, Hourglass and Sherwin ponds. Of course, it also features a collection of rhododendrons stemming from 52 different species.


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