Hours of Operation & Admission

Admission to the Arboretum:
Members – Free
Non-members – $5 per person
12 and under – Free

Grounds are open every day year-round from sunrise to sunset.

Use the Pedestrian Gate and auxiliary parking lot when main parking lot gate is closed. The gates are closed to keep the deer off the grounds.


Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm Our office is closed for all major holidays.

Main Phone Number: 515-795-3216
Executive Director: 515-795-3360

Gift Shop Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

April 1st through October 31 – Weekend Hours
Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday: 12 noon to 4:00pm

November 1 through March 31 – Weekend Hours
The Gift shop is open during weekend special events (see calendar)

Check out our wide supply of gardening supplies, books, local artwork and seasonal décor. Our gift shop is a great place to find unique gifts for everyone on your list.