School Programs & Field Trips

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 Fall 2014 field trips (September–December) is now open! Select your desired field trip type below to choose a program and submit your request. (Registration for Spring 2015 field trips opens November 3, 2014.)

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
 
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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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


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