UCF Arboretum



Children's Tour

Outdoor, authentic learning experiences are a wonderful way to get kids excited about science and the environment. Tours are flexible and cater to specific age groups and teacher suggestions.

• Tours can be scheduled for any duration of time, but are typically 1-3 hours depending on the age and size of the group

• Most tours are guided for a small fee, usually $3.00 per person per hour

• When scheduling a tour, please keep in mind the outdoor weather. In the summer (and most months in Florida) you should wear light-colored clothes, a hat and close-toe shoes. You should also bring sunscreen and a reusable water container.

• Most tours explore the fire loop, where there will be at least 3 different ecosystems compared (depending on age of participants), including Pine Flatwoods, Cypress Dome, and Oak Hammock.

• There are picnic pavilion areas around campus to eat after or before the tour.


The UCF Arboretum can also provide educational programs for other extra-curricular groups, including scouting badge educational requirements. Sunshine State Standards can be included in educational programs if requested. There are also opportunities for eagle-scout projects.


To REQUEST A TOUR, please fill out the tour application below.


Tour Application

The Natural Areas, Community Garden, and the Campus Landscapes are open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset. Feel free to take a self guided tour any time during these hours. You do not need to fill out an application for a self guided tour. The Arboretum staff is able to give guided tours during office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • Tour Information

  • (E.g. meet boyscout / girlscout badge, specific flora / fauna requested to see, specific habitat request etc.)
  • Trip Coordinator Information

  • Fees may be associated with certain tour types; please call for details. Though we are actively working on accommodating all participants, please note that we are not currently wheelchair accessible.



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