Scheduling Your Trip


Choose a field trip topic. If you would like help in choosing a topic, Holden staff members can provide assistance.

Contact the Education Department

To inquire about a visit to the Arboretum by your school group, fill out the online contact form or call the Education Department Registrar at 440.602.3833, from 8am – 4pm, Monday through Friday, at least three weeks prior to the desired tour date. Please have the following information ready:

  • Title of program
  • Date and time you wish to visit and alternative date
  • Teachers’ names
  • Number and age of students visiting
  • School name, address, phone number
  • Any specific subject matter you would like us to focus on and students knowledge of subject chosen

Field Trip Inquiry Form


You will receive a confirmation letter no later than 10 days before your visit. Please read this letter and check the date, time and number of students we expect to arrive. If you do not receive a confirmation letter, call us. Only under extreme weather conditions will we cancel your trip. If you must cancel your trip, we ask that you do so 48 hours prior to your scheduled visit. Schools canceling after this time will be charged a $15 processing fee.

Group Rates (minimum of 10)

  • Guided program $7 each, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Self-guided program $6 each

Payment can be made by cash, check, or purchase order at the Warren H. Corning Visitor Center front desk when you arrive.

Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to park, use the restrooms, divide your group, etc. In the event that you arrive late, the length and or content of the program will be altered as needed to fit within the time remaining.

All groups must bring at least one adult to accompany every 10 students. One chaperone is admitted free for every five students. Any additional adults above the required number will be charged the student fee. Groups will be divided into smaller groups of approximately 10-15 students and at least one chaperone must accompany each group.

Appropriate Dress and Footwear: To ensure that your students enjoy their trip, please emphasize appropriate outdoor dress and footwear. Also, please have your students wear name tags.