Field Trips

Field Trips

Hoyt Arboretum is dedicated to environmental education, and students are central to our mission.


Spring Season: February 14, 2023 – June 15, 2023

Fall Season: September 12, 2023 – December 15, 2023

Field trips focus on key tree structures and their functions. Roots, leaves, bark, and seeds each perform a special task for the tree. Learn how these tree structures have adapted to survive in different environments all over the world. Our living museum hosts a global diversity of trees, making Hoyt Arboretum an ideal location for exploring in the Portland Metro area.

Our experiential and inquiry-based field trips are designed for students in grades 1-5. The curriculum is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Please reserve at least three weeks in advance so we can prepare for your group.

Scholarships are available for Title I school fees and transportation. 


  • Guided field trips are $5/student
  • 1 chaperone per 10 students is required
  • We can accommodate a maximum of 2 chaperones for every 10 students, including teachers (additional chaperones in attendance will be charged a $5 fee)
  • Maximum capacity is 70 students
  • All tours are led by trained Arboretum volunteers and staff
  • The reservable Stevens Pavilion may be available for lunch


Not what you’re looking for? Learn about Self-Guided Field Trips and Independent Visits.

If you’re ready to schedule a guided field trip, please fill out the form below.

If you have additional questions, please send an email to



Please review the availability on our calendar. Blank dates are open, while those that are not are marked.


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