Welcome to Morris Arboretum! We invite you to enhance your visit with free Wi-Fi. Please note that this service is offered as a courtesy to visitors who have their own equipment.
Please note that Arboretum staff is not available to answer technical questions about connecting your device. The Arboretum cannot guarantee that your equipment will work with our network and is not responsible for any changes you make to your device’s settings.
The following terms of service define acceptable use of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wi-Fi. By pressing the “I accept the terms of service” button when logging in, you indicate that you have read the terms of service and agree to be bound by and comply with them. If you do not agree, please exit and do not connect to the network.
Wireless Internet Access is provided to visitors of Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania free of charge. Wireless Access is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis and we do not warrant that this service will be uninterrupted or error-free. Users should be aware that there are security, privacy, and confidentiality risks inherent in wireless communications and technology, and the Arboretum does not make any assurances or warranties relating to such risks. In connecting to this network, you agree that Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is not liable for any costs or damages arising from use of this service.
Network speed will vary based on device configuration, compression and network congestion. We ask that you refrain from downloading large files and playing streaming video so that there is adequate bandwidth for fellow visitors. The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict or block access to external sites as necessary to prevent use of excess bandwidth or unauthorized activity, or that could otherwise constitute a violation of these Terms of Service You may not use this service for any purpose or in any way that interferes with or disrupts other visitors or Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania’s operations or damages the Arboretum’s property.
Transmission and distribution of any material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, without limitation, material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other statute. Transmitting on or through this network any material that is, in Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania's sole discretion, unlawful, obscene, threatening, abusive, libelous, or hateful, or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national, or international law is strictly prohibited.
Attempting to circumvent user authentication or security of any host, network or account ("cracking"), accessing data not intended for the guest user, logging into a server or account the guest user is not expressly authorized to access, probing the security of other networks, interfering with service to any user, host or network ("denial of service attacks"), "flooding" of networks, deliberate attempts to overload a service, or attempts to "crash" a host is prohibited. Your access to the Service is completely at the discretion of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, and your access to the service may be blocked, suspended, or terminated at any time for any reason including, but not limited to, violation of these Terms of Service, actions that may lead to liability for the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, disruption of access to other users or networks, or violation of applicable laws or regulations. The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania may revise these Terms of Service at any time.
In accordance with this Terms of Service, Morris may collect, use and disclose the following information about you in connection with your access to and use of this network:
We use and disclose this information for the purposes for which it was provided to us and as otherwise permitted or required by law. These purposes include, without limitation:
Your access to and use of this service may be monitored by Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania or its third-party service provider for internal business purposes to ensure compliance with the rules and standards of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, in particular as set out in this Terms of Service, without liability.
By accessing and using this service, you consent to the processing and disclosure of such information in accordance with this Terms of Service, and you warrant that all information that you provide is accurate.You also agree to hold harmless and indemnify Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and its officers, directors, employees, contractors and agents harmless from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the service, including liability, damages or costs (including litigations costs and attorneys’ fees).
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For the safety of our visitors and to preserve the structural integrity of our tree collection, climbing or sitting on the limbs of trees is not permitted. Thank you!
Renovations began in January on the George D. Widener Education & Visitor Center. The project includes the expansion of the building’s main entrance, and the installation of automatic front doors that will comply with ADA standards for accessible design. The entrance will also be more stroller friendly, making it easier for families to navigate the building.
Visitor Center Plaza
In addition to the improvements being made to the building itself, the surrounding plaza will also be enlarged and enhanced.A new 30x30 area will provide a larger gathering space for tours, and will help reduce congestion on high visitation days. The larger terrace will also feature sitting walls and benches toprovide additional seating.
The membership kiosk will be relocated within the plaza and will be expanded to enable staff to welcome visitors more efficiently. New plantings will be added. When finished, the area will provide a pleasant, relaxing space for visitors to gather and linger.
Closure and Visitor Access
The Shop at Morris Arboretum will remain closed until construction is completed toward the end of March. Visitors and those enrolled in classes may encounter inconveniences which we apologize for in advance. The Visitor Center remains open for programs (like classes) and conveniences. Look for signage indicating an alternative entrance.
Morris Arboretum wishes to thank longtime Arboretum friend, Edith Dixon for making these enhancements possible. This attractive new area will allow the Arboretum to accommodate a broader audience and its improved functioning will enhance the experience of every visitor.
The Arboretum is closed today, February 7th, due to inclement weather.
Out on a Limb will be closed February 5th to February 9th for maintenance.
The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.
Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.
Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.