Visitor Center, Gift Shop, & Picnic Facilities
Visitor Center Staff
Every visit to Tyler Arboretum begins with a stop in the Visitor Center. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you so that you get the most out of your visit. Stop by and find out what’s in bloom and other seasonal highlights, changes in hiking trail conditions, fun areas for families, as well as general information about Tyler.
Visitor Center staff can also help you to sign up for a class or workshop, provide information on rentals at the Arboretum, or to become a member. If you choose to join on the day of your visit, the price of your admission fee will be deducted from the cost of your membership.
The Visitor Center Shop offers a wide range of Tyler Arboretum products, including hats, t-shirts, note cards, mugs, water bottles, and more. There are unique gift items, such as hand-turned wood bowls made from reclaimed wood from Tyler’s trees, nature-inspired jewelry, and pottery made from regional clay. We offer an extensive collection of children’s nature-related books as well as field guides and environmental books for adults. Inexpensive toys and souvenirs for children are always popular.
Water and other beverages, energy bars and snacks are available for purchase in the Visitor Center to keep visitors hydrated and fueled for a day in the Arboretum. During the warmer months be sure to stop in for an ice cream treat!
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day at Tyler. Picnic tables are located just around the corner from the Visitor Center with easy access to the parking lot. Additional tables are located near the Vegetable Demonstration Garden. You are also welcome to bring a blanket and enjoy a meal or snack in other areas of the Arboretum. Please pack out any trash.