The Lyon Arboretum offers a variety of tours to fit every visitor’s need.

Have a look through our tour options below.

Self-Guided TourExplore on your own!

Explore and discover Lyon Arboretum at your own pace by embarking on a self-guided tour. Signing-in is required at the Arboretum’s Visitor Center, where you can receive our trail, bird, and garden guides and choose your route! Check for any upcoming Arboretum closures as well as the local weather report, or you may also call our Visitor’s Center at (808) 988-0456.

No reservations required, but all visitors must sign in at the Visitor’s Center upon arrival.

All organization-affiliated groups (church groups, clubs, home school groups, etc) with 10 or more people must coordinate their visit through the Education Department. This policy includes groups that will be self-guided. This allows us to accommodate your groups’ space- and other needs. Email the education department ( or call our office at (808) 988-0461

Audio Tour Explore with audio on your mobile phone!

Make sure to download our free Lyon App for an audio tour of the Arboretum’s history, culture, plants, and points of interest. The perfect tool to aide you in a self-guided exploration of the Arboretum.

Guided TourExplore with a guide! For small families and individuals.

One-hour guided tours for families and individuals, led by Arboretum Docents are available Mondays through Saturdays from 10am-11am, as long as a docent is available. Reservations must be made at least 1 full day (24 hours) prior to the tour. The cost is $10.00 per person, payable upon check-in at our Visitor’s Center the day of the tour. Guided Tours are subject to cancellation in the event of extremely inclement weather or docent unavailability. Walk-ins are only accommodated if a tour is scheduled and space is available.

To sign up for a guided tour, please call the Education Office at (808) 988-0461.

Guided Group ToursExplore with your organization or team.

Guided Group tours for adults are available with advance reservations. The typical group tour cost is $10.00* per person, and maximum group size is 30 people. *Please note that tour costs may differ depending on the group’s special requests.

To sign-up for a guided group tour, please call the Education Office at (808) 988-0461.

School ToursExplore with your school!

Lyon Arboretum offers several educational field trip programs for students in grades K-12. For more information visit our Field Trips page. For university-level students, please visit our University Instruction Page.

Any school or organized group that intends to bring minors to Lyon Arboretum MUST COORDINATE their visit through the Lyon Education Office. This is to ensure proper safety and etiquette protocols are followed, group information and forms are gathered, and logistics have been cleared.