A Place of Learning for All Students

The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University is an outdoor classroom and a living laboratory for many Temple University students, but it can be an outdoor classroom and living laboratory for your students as well.

Teachers, you are invited to bring your students here for a field trip, using the space to implement your programs and self-guided field trips. Arboretum staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide a welcome and introduction to the Arboretum. Registration is required.

We have a variety of guided tours available for your group or can work with you to customize a program that fits within your curriculum.

Fees for Guided Programs

$5 per student, teachers and chaperones attend at no charge.

No Charge for Self-Guided Programs

Attention Middle School and High School Horticulture and Environmental Science Teachers

Our staff would like to visit your classroom to discuss careers in horticulture.

We are also interested in being a guest speaker on any horticultural topic you are exploring. Please reach out to us to schedule a visit.

For information on visiting the Ambler Arboretum, field trips, guided tours or guest speakers in your classroom please contact Samantha L. McGuriman, STEM Programs Specialist , at samantha.mcguriman@temple.edu or 267-468-8030.

Temple Ambler EarthFest

The mission of Temple Ambler EarthFest is to provide meaningful, impactful educational experiences for all ages throughout the year. Instead of one day and one event, we invite you to celebrate the Earth at several smaller, student and family-centered events!The need to share ideas about sustainability and protecting and preserving the environment is critical, now more than ever. Temple Ambler EarthFest hosts a variety of events, in cooperation with the Ambler Arboretum and other partners, designed to get people thinking about and connected to the world around us. EarthFest events are designed to provide more personalized opportunities to interact with our exhibitors and students to engage in citizen science. Join us to stargaze, celebrate Earth, campout and explore outdoor biodiversity!Learn more about Temple Ambler EarthFest. Learn more about EarthFest

Other Learning Opportunities

The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University is an excellent educational resource for students, faculty and visitors alike. From degree programs in horticulture and landscape architecture to non-credit programs in floral design, Temple University Ambler has more than a century of teaching sustainable practices and building important connections to the natural world. Learn more.

Community Events

Join us each month for a series of fun and educational programs designed to explore the world around you! Please note: While most events are free, some require a fee. For more information about our community events, contact Jim Duffy at 267-468-8108 or duffyj@temple.edu. Learn more about community events