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Tickets & Tours

Our native plant gardens and scenic trails are open for general admission from 10 am to 6 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Tickets purchased now can be used through Sunday, November 21, 2021.

Adults: $15
Children 6-17: $8
Children 5 & Under: Free

Members receive free general admission as part of their benefits. Learn more about becoming a Mt. Cuba Center member here.

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Garden Highlights Walks

Docent-led walks are offered at 11 am and 3 pm, Wednesday through Sunday, beginning on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Each walk lasts about 45 minutes and tour content will vary as the gardens are dynamic and ever-changing.

This tour can be added on to your general admission ticket for $3. Free for members. Advance reservation strongly encouraged.

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Garden Enthusiast Tours

Take an in-depth tour of our gardens with a knowledgeable guide, learn about notable native plants, and receive tips on sustainable gardening practices. Tour content will vary as the gardens are dynamic and ever-changing. Come back for a new experience each time.

Tours are two hours in length and include walking over rolling terrain and mulched paths. Tickets include admission for the day, so plan to stay for a picnic or enjoy the gardens at your leisure after your tour has ended. Walk-ins are accepted as space allows.

Garden Enthusiast Tours are offered from 10 am to 12 pm on the following Saturdays: June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, and November 13, 2021. Advance reservation strongly encouraged.

Members: $4
Adults: $19
Children 6-17: $12
Children 5 & Under: Free

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Mt. Cuba welcomes individuals of all backgrounds to visit and experience the beauty of native plants and learn about the value they provide to wildlife. We understand that the cost of admission can be a barrier for some families. To help alleviate this, Mt. Cuba joined Museums for All and Blue Star Museums to offer discounted and free admission to those who are eligible. Read on to learn more.

Blue Star Museums provides free general admission to active military personnel and up to five (5) family members per visit. This benefit is valid for onsite general admission ticket purchases between May 15 and September 16, with a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD FORM 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1172-1 ID card.

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Museums for All is a national program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. Through this program, guests receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain deeply discounted admission ($2 per person) for up to 4 people per visit simply by presenting their SNAP EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Electronic Benefit Transfer) card at ticketing. This benefit is available for onsite general admission ticket purchases.

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ACCESS Delaware is an Art-Reach program that empowers individuals and families from low-income households and those with disabilities to engage with arts and culture in Delaware at a rate they can afford. By simply showing an ACCESS Card and photo ID when purchasing general admission tickets, guests pay a deeply discounted rate ($2 per person for up to four people). ACCESS discount is not valid for ticketed events, classes, or online purchases. Find out more here.

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Currently, the following libraries have a Mt. Cuba Center membership available for checkout. This membership can be checked out with a library card and provides free general admission for those covered under the membership level. Do to demand, you may need to reserve the membership in advance. Each library has their own guidance for check out periods and late or lost fees. Please call or visit one of the libraries below to inquire about use and availability.

If you are a library that is interested in joining our Library Membership Program, please contact us to learn more.

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Mt. Cuba has an exclusive selection of native plants available for purchase on-site for $8 per plant, while supplies last. Selections vary by season. Be sure to stop by our plant sale table and see which plant is right for your garden!

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Private Garden Tour

Eco-Gardening Consultation

Take your garden to the next level–whether you have an established native plant garden or are just getting started, this unique, one-hour private garden tour will inspire and guide your own home landscaping choices. From novel plant combinations and seasonal maintenance tips to attracting your favorite wildlife visitors, Mt. Cuba’s expert Docents use our gardens to customize an experience to help meet your gardening needs. Please schedule at least two weeks in advance. By appointment only, $99 per household; 2 person limit.

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