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Tickets & Tours

Our native plant gardens and scenic trails are closed for the season and will re-open for general admission on Saturday, April 1, 2023. Tickets may be purchased in advance using the link below or upon arrival at the Ticketing Office.

Adults: $15
Children 6-17: $8
Children 5 & Under: Free
Members: Free. Become a member today!

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Welcome Walks
Guided walks are offered at 11 am and 1pm, Wednesday through Sunday when the gardens are open. Each walk lasts about 1 hour and brings Mt. Cuba Center’s mission of inspiring an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants to life. This introductory tour is perfect for those who wish to learn more about our garden’s history, native plants, and conservation tips you can apply at home.

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 look at our gardens with a friendly Educator. Discover how to contribute to ecological transformation in your community through sustainable gardening practices. Learn about environmental topics such as climate change, systems-thinking, and consciously sourcing native plants for your region. This tour expands on concepts covered in the introductory Welcome Walk and is a good choice for well-established gardeners.

Tours are two hours in length and include walking over rolling terrain and mulched paths. Tickets include admission, so pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the gardens after your tour has ended.

Garden Enthusiast Tours are offered from 10 am to 12 pm on the following Saturdays: April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 19, September 10, October 8, November 12. Advance reservation strongly encouraged.

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

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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 Library Pass available for checkout. This pass can be checked out with a library card and provides free general admission for up to four (4) guests. Due to demand, you may need to reserve the pass 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.

Delaware

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

If you are a library that is interested in joining our Library Pass Program, please sign up below.

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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, two-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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