Plan a Group Tour

Arbor Day Farm can provide your class with a fun and educational experience. A wide variety of tours are tailored to fit your schedule, age groups, interests and budget.

Some tours include a free tree. Click here to learn how to plant yours.

Guided Tour Options

All field trips at Arbor Day Farm are compliant with the Nebraska State Science Education Standards for K–12 students, creating an enriching experience with plenty of fun.

Tree Adventure Tour

Explore Arbor Day Farm’s trail system and bridges while learning about Nebraska’s native flora and fauna. Continue your journey into the Lied Greenhouse where thousands of tree seedlings get their start.

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Apple Harvest Tour

September and October offer students the opportunity to watch the apple harvest in various stages of production. Explore all things harvest—from the orchard to the apple cooler—and learn about different varieties grown at Arbor Day Farm. The visit is full of the smell of fall and the bustle of harvest. This tour is approximately one hour and includes a tree seedling for each attendee.

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Nature Discovery Program New
Specifically for children in preschool through 2nd grade

Explore the wonders of nature with your students and allow them a chance for active investigation. Authentic, hands-on experiences combined with the adventure of riding on the Discovery Ride and content rich nature-themed stories provide a well-rounded, inquiry-based learning experience perfectly designed for early learners. This tour is approximately 2 hours and includes a tree seedling for each attendee. Minimum 15 participants, maximum 30 participants.

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Arbor Lodge Mansion Tour

Discover the rich history and lasting legacy of J. Sterling Morton -- the founder of Arbor Day. Tour his 52-room mansion, explore the carriage house, and be inspired to plant a tree!

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Bees and Blossoms Tour

Discover the fascinating world of the honeybee by watching them in action in the observation hive. In the spring, a trip to Arbor Day Farm’s orchards provides a closer look at the apple blossoms and the process of pollination. This tour is approximately one hour and includes a tree seedling for each attendee.

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Be a Tree Sleuth Tour
best for 4th grade & up

Learn how to classify trees and identify them by their bark, shape, seeds, fruit and leaves. Use a tree identification guide to identify some trees out on the trail at Arbor Day Farm. This tour is approximately one hour and includes a tree seedling and Tree ID book for each attendee.

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Discovery Ride

Ride over the trails and journey into the heart of the orchards and forest. See and learn about Arbor Day Farm's agricultural and energy conservation practices at work. This tour is hosted by an experienced Arbor Day Farm Tour Guide and lasts approximately one hour. Cost is $5.00 per person.

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Terrific Trees Tour New

While taking a close-up look at trees, students will understand the structure and function of tree parts, learn basic skills for tree identification, and understand some of the variety of species that rely on trees. This tour is approximately 1 hour and includes a tree seedling for each attendee.

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Ecosystems Tour New

Through close examination and exploration a woodland ecosystem, students will learn about the plants and animals that survive within this ecosystem. Students will identify the basic needs of living things and understand how they obtain them within their habitat. This tour is approximately 1 hour and includes a tree seedling for each attendee.

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Biomes and Ecosystems Tour
best for 4th grade & up Newly Revised

Explore the ecosystems at Arbor Day Farm through in-depth investigation of the biotic and abiotic features. Participate in hands-on water quality testing to understand how the water in the creek supports the wildlife at the farm. This tour is approximately 2 hours and includes a tree seedling for each attendee.

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Pricing

Tree Adventure Admission Unguided
Student: $6
Adult: $8
Tree Adventure Youth Tour Admission Includes 1 hr with Nature Interpreter
Student: $7
Adult: $9
Nature Discovery Program Tree Adventure admission is included
Student: $13
Adult: $15
Additional Hour with Nature Interpreter
Student: $2/student
Adult: $2/adult
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park Unguided visit to mansion and park grounds
Student: $6
Adult: $8
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park Guided tour of the mansion
Student: $7
Adult: $9
Discovery Ride
Tree Adventure admission is required
Student: $5
Adult: $5

Just for Teachers

Collectively, our educational tour staff has more than 160 years of teacher experience! We speak your language and care deeply about making your field trip to Arbor Day Farm engaging and memorable for your students—and easy for you.

  • Need help or have questions? Don’t hesitate to call us at 402-873-8757 or email us.

Testimonials

  • [My students] loved exploring the trail, trying to guess the animal tracks and tasting the apple cider after seeing how it was made. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and kid-friendly.

    Fourth Grade Teacher, Omaha Public Schools
  • Our tour guide was kind, well informed, and helpful... she encouraged [my students'] questions and learning.

    K–2 Summer Program Director, Omaha
  • I just wanted to thank you for all that you did to make Arbor Farm an outstanding adventure for the girls. The parents were all very impressed and the girls had a fantastic time! Thanks again for a well-organized and positive experience. Please pass on to your Nature Interpreters how pleased we were with them as well.

    Troop leader, Bellevue, NE
  • We had a great trip! Next year we would like to spend more time at Arbor Day Farm so we can go on the South Table Creek Trail as well.

    Third Grade Teacher, Lincoln Public Schools
  • Our nature interpreter did an amazing job with the children! They were very attentive and really enjoyed being able to touch and interact with the different aspects of nature. The Nature Explore Classroom was wonderful! The kids loved playing music and floating the leaves down the stream. We will definitely be back! Thanks again for everything!

    Lincoln Preschool
  • You were very sweet and so accommodating to us! Thank you! We will be recommending this trip to our other Girl Scout troops.

    Troop leader, Omaha