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Hours and Admission
Regular Hours
Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day

Open until 8 p.m. on January 2-5, 2020 for Bright Nights

Open until 8 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays for Garden Twilight from May 12 through September 15, 2020.

Current Admission Rates
Adults: $10 + tax
Children ages 3 to 12: $5 + tax
Children 2 and under: no admission fee
Lauritzen Gardens members: no admission fee

Narrated Tram Tours
One-hour narrated tram tours of the garden's 100-acre site are traditionally available May through October for $5 per person, $3 for garden members. Please note: on days with high pedestrian traffic, the tram may not run for the safety of our guests. 

The tram will not be in service during Railroad Days, July 11 and 12, 2020.

As of 2019, the tram route has changed to allow for more stops and time in the garden. The tram no longer goes up to Kenefick Park, but it may be accessed during the garden's hours of operation via the staircase on the south end of the parking lot, or from the ramp at the southwest corner of the parking lot. There is no admission fee to explore Kenefick Park. 

Private Golf Cart Tours 
Enjoy everything that the garden has to offer during a private golf cart tour with Executive Director Emeritus, Spencer Crews. You're sure to love this unique experience (for 2-5 people), full of facts and stories about the garden. 1.5 hour tours are offered Monday through Thursday at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tour rate is $60 per person, $45 per person for garden members. Available May through October. Bookings are required one week in advance. Call Christine at (402) 346-4002, ext. 212 to book your tour.        

Holiday Hours
We are closed on Thanksgiving Day.
We are open Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be closed on Christmas Day.

We are open on New Year's Eve from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be closed on New Year's Day.

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