School Programs & Field Trips

Boy watching trains at Gardenland Express showAdd a visit to the Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show to your field trip! School groups taking Garden Classes or Guided Tours get in for free; those on Self-guided Tours pay just $3 per student. Pre-registration is required. Gardenland Express runs November 19–January 1.


At the Missouri Botanical Garden, we strive to provide teachers and students with activities and field trip options that are as innovative as our grounds are beautiful! Featuring inquiry-based hands-on activities, knowledgeable instructors and fascinating plants, a field trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden is an educational experience your students will remember for a lifetime!

Registration for Spring 2017 field trips is now open! Select your desired field trip type below to choose a program and submit your request.

Field Trips & Outreach

  Students explore soil
Garden Classes
Dig deep and learn about plants, soil and ecosystems using interactive activities, stories and hands-on explorations! Learn more
  Students in Climatron conservatory
Guided Tours
Explore the Garden with one of our knowledgeable guides!
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  Girls looking into aquarium
Self-guided Visits
Design your own class experience at the Garden!
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  Students investigate plant parts in their own classroom
Outreach Programs
Let us bring the Garden to you! Learn more
 
 
Teacher Professional Development

Teachers planting seeds during a workshop Teachers, we have learning opportunities for you, too! Sign up for one of our workshops.

Sustainability in Schools

Students with landfill model The Garden's EarthWays Center offers PK–12 school programs and classroom visits centering on wise resource use, including waste reduction and recycling, pollutants and energy consumption. Professional development opportunities for teachers and support to integrate sustainability and environmental literacy to colleges and universities are also available. Learn more

Sustainability in Schools

The Garden's EarthWays Center offers school programs and classroom visits centering on wise resource use, including waste reduction and recycling, pollutants and energy consumption. Learn more

Learn at Our Other Sites

Butterfly House logo   Shaw Nature Reserve logo

Check out field trip opportunities at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield, Missouri or the Shaw Nature Reserve located in Gray Summit!

 

Canopy Climb for Schools at Shaw Nature Reserve

Two girls ascend into the canopy

Join us for a full-day field trip that combines a guided forest ecology program and an unforgettable climbing experience!
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