The Arboretum at Penn State
Nature Science Beauty
The Arboretum at Penn State strives to be a place of beauty and renewal, a venue for the arts, and a pathway to discovery and enrichment.
Mission & Vision
The mission of the Arboretum is to engage the academic strengths of the University in promoting scholarship and education about plants and their history and importance on earth.
The Arboretum is open for visitation daily from dawn until dusk. Free Arboretum parking passes (cars only) are available in the gardens at the door to the pavilion’s office. Passes are required from 7 AM to 5 PM weekdays.
Make a Difference
The Arboretum needs your support. All funding for maintenance, public events, and growth of the Arboretum comes from private gifts, and we depend heavily on the help of volunteers to get it all done.
Above all else, the staff and supporters of The Arboretum at Penn State are dedicated to excellence, emphasizing the quality of collections, materials, function, and design.