Admission

Admission fees must be purchased online prior to visit.

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Revenue from admission fees increases our ability to reach guests and provides the stability necessary to manage our plant collections for future generations.

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Daily Admission Costs

  • $10 per carload (includes cars, vans, RVs and motorcycles)
  • $25 per minibus (9 to 16 passengers)*/$45 per tour bus (17+ passengers)*
  • Admissions is free for Gabis Arboretum members, Purdue Northwest students (valid student ID is required),¬† bicyclists and those entering the arboretum on foot

* Group tickets must be purchased one week in advance by contacting the office at 219-462-0025 or emailing gabisarboretum@pnw.edu. Arrangements must be made for a separate entrance gate for tour buses.

Admission Details

Unless otherwise noted, general admission fees include admission to all exhibits. General admission fees may not include special event or educational program access. See individual event or program for details.

Gabis Arboretum honors the admission benefits of the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program by allowing free access to the carload if a member card is present. Those using a Gabis Arboretum membership to access benefits at another arboretum or garden are encouraged to call the location to verify benefits.

Railway Garden Will Reopen Saturday, August 8th

We are pleased to announce that the Railway Garden will reopen on Saturday, August 8th and will continue to be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Timed-entry tickets are required to reduce the number of visitors in the Railway Garden at any given time to promote social distancing. Tickets are free with admission. All visitors MUST get a ticket online for the time they want to visit the Railway Garden. The ticket indicates the time you need to enter, but once you enter, you may stay as long as you like.

Only the outdoor areas of the arboretum are open so facial coverings are not required. All visitors must maintain social distancing of six feet or greater at all times from Arboretum employees and other visitors not in their immediate household.

The playground in the Railway Garden will be open and social distancing and hand sanitation is required. All arboretum facilities remain closed. Portable restrooms are available.

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Field Trip Options

Take advantage of a variety of our outdoor learning spaces! Gabis field trips are available to schools, scouts, home-school groups, community organizations and more.


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Field Trip Options

Take advantage of a variety of our outdoor learning spaces! Gabis field trips are available to schools, scouts, home-school groups, community organizations and more.


Learn More