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 from dawn until dusk. Follow University policy for social distancing, staying 6’ away from others, and wear a mask. Free Arboretum parking passes are at the Overlook Pavilion in the gardens. Passes are required 7 AM to 5 PM on weekdays.
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.