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Hours and Admission
Current Operating Hours
Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed September 9, 2021, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day  

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 - Not a member? Join today!


Entrance to the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory is included in the regular price of admission and is free to garden members. The conservatory closes at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays for collection maintenance. 

TWILIGHT HOURS WILL RESUME on May 9, 2022. The garden will be open until 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday evenings from May 9 to September 20, 2022. 

Tram Tours 
Weather permitting, the tram will resume service on Saturdays and Sundays in April, with daily service set to resume from May through October. The 50-minute tour is $5 per person and is $3 for garden members. Tickets may be reserved at the front desk upon check-in and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

On Saturdays and Sundays, the tram runs every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On weekdays (May-Oct), the tram runs at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m. 

Please note: On days with high pedestrian traffic, the tram may not run for the safety of our guests. On days with heat advisories, the tram may not run for the safety of our tram drivers. 

Private Golf Cart Tours - available by advance reservation
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 up to 3 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.

Reciprocal Membership Program
We welcome members of other public gardens that participate in the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Membership Program. The physical membership card of their member garden and a photo ID are required for entry. Gardens all vary in their membership benefits and admission structure. If you have questions about how your membership reciprocates with Lauritzen Gardens, please call us at 402-346-4002, ext. 201 or 216. Please note: Lauritzen Gardens enforces the 90-mile exclusion policy. Nebraska Statewide Arboretum members are not eligible for reciprocal admission. 

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