Field Trips

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Field Trips

Guided Field Trip

  • $45 per class
  • 60 – 90 minutes
  • 1 – 3 classes
  • Led by tour guide
  • Subjects may cover vegetables, plant adaptations, life cycles, butterfly gardening, native plants, and cool plant facts while enticing the senses and walking through the 12 theme gardens.

Station Field Trip

  • $55 per class
  • 90 minutes
  • 3 – 6 classes
  • Rotate through stations
  • Students will learn different Earth Science and Environmental Science activities and lessons throughout each garden. Lessons and activities cover caterpillar camouflage, freshwater resources, animal habitats, greenhouses, and more!

Butterfly Field Trip

  • $65 per class
  • 90 minutes
  • 3 – 4 classes
  • Rotate through stations
  • Butterfly field trips complement the Station Field Trip curriculum with a specialized focus on butterflies. A central station is located in the Butterfly House, where students will learn about the butterfly life cycle, the importance of host and nectar plants, and participate in an immersive walk through the Butterfly House. Additional stations cover topics such as caterpillar camouflage, pollination and pollinators, and animal habitats, providing a comprehensive understanding of these critical environmental concepts. This program promotes hands-on learning and fosters an appreciation for biodiversity and the intricate relationships within ecosystems. (Note: Butterflies are most active May – September)

Self-Guided Field Trip

  • $40 per class
  • At your own pace
  • Guided by tour pamphlet
  • Walk your group through the Garden using the provided map and tour pamphlet to learn about each of the 12 theme gardens.

Event Field Trips

Be Green Field Trips

  • $80 per class
  • 90 minutes
  • 1 – 6 classes | There is a limited number of spots!
  • Typically the week of Earth Day in mid to late April
  • Classes will rotate through community partner booths
  • Each booth is a local environmental or kids’ organization with a short educational activity or craft

Butterfly Days
Field Trips

  • $80 per class
  • 90 minutes
  • 1 – 6 classes | There is a limited number of spots!
  • Typically in late September or early October
  • Classes will rotate through butterfly stations in the Garden
  • Butterfly Days Field Trips provide an exceptional educational experience, with each station delivering a focused lesson on various aspects of butterfly biology and ecology. The Butterfly House station will explore the butterfly life cycle, the role of host and nectar plants, and include a guided walk through the butterfly house. Additional stations cover critical topics such as monarch migration, caterpillar camouflage, butterfly defenses, and pollination/pollinators. These hands-on, interactive lessons are designed to deepen students’ understanding of butterflies and their ecological significance.

Registration link typically available mid-August


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