Directions, Hours and Admission

The Warren H. Corning Visitor Center is located at 9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland, Ohio 44094. 

Hours

Daily
9am to 5pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Open from 9am-noon on Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve

Summer  $5 after 5pm Special

Tuesday Sounds of Summer Concerts. 

On Tuesday evenings, nonmembers can take advantage of our $5 after 5pm admission on Tuesdays during our Sounds of Summer Concert Series.  The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Family Emergent Tower will not be open after 5pm on Tuesdays.

Thursday Extended Hours

On Thursday evenings, the Arboretum remains open until 8pm and a special $5 admission fee is available for nonmembers arriving after 5pm. The Murch Canopy Walk and the Kalberer Family Emergent Tower remain open, with tickets available until 7pm. Tickets for the structures are $4 for adults and $2 for children 6 to 18.

Admission

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $10
Children, ages 6 to 18: $4
Children under 5 are admitted free.
Seniors 60+: $5 on Tuesdays
Discounted Admission:

  • Active Duty Military and Veterans: Free admission to active military and veterans with ID and their immediate family consisting of one adult admission & two child admission (There is a fee for tickets to the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower.)
  • $1 off discount college students with a valid membership card or student ID

Museums For All

Holden Forests & Gardens has joined the Museums For All program, which enables low-income families to visit either Holden Arboretum or Cleveland Botanical Garden for $1 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. Discount is available to card holders and their immediate family members purchasing tickets at the same time. Tickets for the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower are not included in the admission price and prices for the structures are listed below.

Launched by the Association of Children’s Museums (AMC) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the program reflects our commitment to welcome all members of the community, providing access to the positive mental and physical benefits immersion and nature-play can provide.

The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower

Open April 1 – Nov. 1

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $4
Children, ages 6 to 18: $2
Children under 5 are admitted free.

The Judith and Maynard H. Murch IV Canopy Walk and Kalberer Family Emergent Tower will take guests on an immersive exploration of the forest and tree canopy. Learn more.

Directions

The following addresses can be used if you are traveling with a GPS:

  • Warren H. Corning Visitor Center or the Katharine Holden Thayer Center — 9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland, Ohio
  • Ellen Corning Long and T. Dixon Long Center for Plant and Environmental Science — 9717 Mitchells Mill Road, Chardon Township, Ohio
  • Lantern Court — 9203 Kirtland-Chardon Road, Kirtland, Ohio
  • Working Woods Classroom Building — 9805 Sperry Road, Kirtland, Ohio
  • Cooper Administration Building, Cooper Annex and the Horticulture and Facilities Building — 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland, Ohio. Please use this as the Arboretum’s mailing address.

Detailed map

The following directions will take you to the Warren H. Corning Visitor Center.

From Cleveland and West:

I-90 East to Mentor, Kirtland exit (#193), turn right on Route 306 and continue on Route 306 to the bottom of the hill. Turn left on Route 615. At the first traffic light, turn right on Kirtland-Chardon Road. Travel 3.6 miles to Sperry Road. Turn left on Sperry Road. Travel 1.4 miles, turn left on main drive to reach the Warren H. Corning Visitor Center.

From Ashtabula and the North East:

Take I-90 West to State Route 44. Travel south on SR-44 to Route 6 (Chardon Road) in Chardon and then west on Route 6 to Sperry Road. Turn right on Sperry Road until you reach Kirtland-Chardon Road, turn left on Kirtland-Chardon Road and then right back onto Sperry Road. It is approximately 2.8 miles from Route 6 to the Corning Visitor Center.

From Chardon and East:

Travel west on Route 6 (Chardon Road), turn right on Sperry Road. Turn right on Sperry Road until you reach Kirtland-Chardon Road, turn left on Kirtland-Chardon Road and then right back onto Sperry Road. It is approximately 2.8 miles from Route 6 to the Corning Visitor Center

Drone Use at The Holden Arboretum

In an effort to maintain an environment where visitors can enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural world without the intrusion of technology, the use of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is prohibited anywhere above the grounds of The Holden Arboretum. Under special circumstances, permission may be granted for scientific or artistic purposes. Inquiries should be directed to Dave Frank, Chief of Police at least 14 days in advance.

The use of drones by Holden staff for research, monitoring of forest health, or as a tool for project management may occur on occasion and will be done making every effort to minimize the impact on the guest experience.

Any unauthorized use of drones within or above Holden Arboretum property will result in being asked to leave the grounds.

Dogs at Holden

Dogs are welcome at The Holden Arboretum. With more than 20 miles of walking and hiking trails through the gardens and natural areas, there are plenty of places to explore with your pet. Please remember to keep your canine companions on a leash while visiting. Guests should also remember that the Corning Visitor Center, the Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden, the Murch Canopy Walk and the Kalberer Emergent Tower are a dog-free zone.

Mutt Mitts are available at the gatehouse entrance, the information desk at the Warren H. Corning Visitor Center and at several locations on the grounds for your convenience. Please clean up after your pet.

Smoking Policy

The Holden Arboretum is a smoke and vapor free facility, banning the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes. Smoking will be permitted in the parking areas and in personal vehicles.