Group Visits and Field Trips
With over 300 acres to explore, the Gabis Arboretum is the perfect destination for environmental education!
$25 per minibus (9-16 passengers), $45 per tour bus or school bus (17+ passengers). For groups arriving in separate cars, the cost is $10 per carload. If the carload contains a Gabis Arboretum member, the entire carload is free.
Reservations are required for groups larger than 16 and can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at least one-week before your visit. This will allow us to manage the amount of visitors we have on that particular day.
There are several picnic tables at various locations on the property. Unless a facility rental fee is paid, picnic areas are first-come-first-serve. Garbage cans are not available so groups are asked to remove their own trash. For larger groups, please contact us for pricing on reserving a large picnic area.
Self-guided groups can deepen their understanding of their natural surroundings while enjoying a visit to to the arboretum! Self-exploration guides are available for download. Please print guides before arriving as the arboretum does not have every guide available on site.
Heron Pond Woodland Tree Walk
Explore the woodland trees along Heron Pond.
Tallgrass Prairie Guide
Take a self-guided tallgrass prairie tour.
Prairie Insects Guide
Learn about the different types of prairie insects.
Prairie Plants Guide
Explore the different types of prairie plants.
Trained volunteer naturalists will lead your group through your choice of habitats and exhibits. Guided experiences are one and a half hours and take place outdoors. Large groups will be divided into groups of approximately 25 people.
Guided experiences cost $4 per person in addition to admission fees (program fee is waived for chaperones and scout leaders). Golf cart tours cost $25 per hour in addition to admission fees.
- Railway Garden*
- Golf-Cart Tours (up to 5 people)
*The Railway Garden is open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (May 1 through October 31). Arrangements can be made to open on other days throughout the week for an additional fee, depending on availability. Email us for more information.