A tram tour is the perfect way to learn about the Arboretum’s history, view a variety of landscapes and be introduced to the many plants in our 127-acres. The 30-minute continuous narrated tram tour begins and ends near the Aloe Trail.
Trams tours are offered: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday* Staring October 18th the tram will not be available due to construction of our new Visitor Plaza. Please check back with us for up-dates.
Tour times: 11am and 2pm*
*Due to weather, special events, holidays and other factors the tram schedule is not guaranteed and schedule is subject to change. Please call on the day of your visit to verify tram availability at 626 821 3222.
Cost: Adults/Children/Seniors are all $8 per seat. Children under 3 who ride on parent’s laps are free. The tram can accommodate 34 people. Tickets are available on a first-come, first -serve basis and cannot be reserved in advance.
Where to purchase tickets: Tram tickets are available at the entrance check-in starting at 9am. Credit Card purchases only. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets cannot be reserved in advance.
Wheelchair availability: The tram can accommodate one wheelchair per tram tour. Please let the front desk know if you will need a wheelchair seat. They are available on a first come-first-served basis. Advanced reservations are not available.
Strollers, walkers and large bags: Please be aware that the tram may not accommodate these items when it is full, storage is not available on site.
Tram etiquette: We ask that phones are not used during tour and conversations are limited so that everyone can enjoy the narration.
Docent-Led Adult Walking Tours are on hold. Check back for up-dates.
The Santa Anita Depot is a gem of history and treasures from the past. Arboretum volunteers are available to provide information and tours on a limited schedule. Tours are available daily between 10am-4pm. However, the schedule is subject to change. Please inquire at the entrance on the day of your visit about the depot hours.
Self-guided field trips are offered at the Arboretum. Currently, guided school trips are on hold.
For more information, see Teachers & Schools.