UNI Botanical Center

General Information

Botanical Center Hours

 Guests are always welcome Monday -Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for a self-guided tour.                                                                                                                                      (Closed some Friday afternoons for maintenance.)

The Botanical Center is also the perfect venue for meetings, please call to schedule.

ToursChildren at the pond

Tours of the UNI Botanical Center offer preK - 12 students & teachers an opportunity to see, smell, and touch a distinct collection of plant species from around the world. Guided tours are typically 30-45 minutes long and can be tailored to a particular ecosystem.  Call 319-273-2247 to schedule your group tour. 

Financial Support

The Biology Botanical Center is financed primarily by the UNI Biology Department and supplemented by contributions to the UNI Foundation. Supportive volunteers help with plant care, assist as tour guides, or instruct seminars. Friends may support the Botanical Center by sending their contributions to the Biology Botanical Center Fund, University of Northern Iowa Foundation, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0155.

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