Plan a Group Tour
Scouting activities are among some of the most enriching, rewarding experiences for our youth. At Arbor Day Farm, we recognize the benefits of scouting and offer coordinated programs and activities that nurture scouts at all levels --- and further engage them along their scouting journey. We look forward to welcoming your scouts to Arbor Day Farm.
Guided Tours For Scouts
Badge Work Tours at the Tree Adventure
Scout Badge Work Tours are available for scout troops interested in working on specific badges while visiting Arbor Day Farm. A Nature Interpreter guides activities that meet badge requirements while tailoring the program to meet the specific goals of your scout troop. NOTE: Follow-up activities are usually required to complete each badge; scout badges/patches are not provided through the Tree Adventure. These tours are each one hour long; fees include admission to the Tree Adventure.
Badge Work Tours include:
- Girl Scout Brownies Bugs Tour
- Girl Scout Juniors Flowers Tour
- Girl Scout Cadette Trees Tour
- Cub Scout Bear Adventure Fur, Feathers and Ferns Tour
- Cub Scout Webelos Into the Woods Tour
Tree Adventure Tour
Walk Arbor Day Farm’s Tree House Trail with a knowledgeable guide to learn about Nebraska’s native flora and fauna. Climb to the top of the 50-foot tree house. Explore the nature cabin filled with natural wonder. Continue your journey into the Lied Greenhouse where thousands of tree seedlings get their start.
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!
Discover Arbor Day Farm’s diverse ecosystems — a creek, prairie, and riparian forest — all within a short walking distance. Take part in interactive games that match animals to their native habitat and explore the advantages of camouflage. Build a food web of producers, consumers, and decomposers, then dig up some decomposers for up-close viewing. A kid-favorite!
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 Nature Interpreter and lasts approximately one hour. Cost is $5.00 per person.
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.
Tree Adventure Admission UnguidedYouth: $6
Badge Work Tour Includes 1 hr with Nature Interpreter focused specifically on meeting requirements toward earning a scout badgeYouth: $14
Tree Adventure Scout Guided Tour AdmissionYouth: $6
$50 guide fee per hour for up to 20 participants
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park Unguided visit to mansion and park groundsYouth: $6
A private tour with a guide in period clothing is available for an additional fee.
Tree Adventure admission is required
- Need help or have questions? Don’t hesitate to call us at 402-873-8757 or email us.
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
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