Scout Programs at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Botanical Garden has several paths and opportunities for scout groups to come enjoy the Garden. We offer engaging, nature-inspired programs that provide hands-on activities and nature walks in the Garden.
We offer programmed experiences that work towards badge and journey requirements. We have a self-guided option for groups wanting to come and explore at their own pace. We also have add-on options like our exploration kits and admission to the Children’s Garden.
For groups who are wanting to complete badge and journey requirements, we offer more than 20 different programs. Each programmed experience includes admission to the Garden, class activities that complete badge and journey requirements and a guided walk of the Garden. Each program lasts approximately one hour and a half. Groups also have the option to add-on exploration kits and/or admission to the Children’s Garden (April–October).
The minimum fee for a programmed experience is $100, which includes 10 scouts and 2 chaperones. The fee for each additional scout is $10.
|Programmed Experience (includes 10 scouts)
||$10 per scout
Due to limited space in our classrooms, only the included chaperones are allowed in the classrooms if applicable.
Scout groups are welcome to come explore the Missouri Botanical Garden on their own! Self-guided visits are available year-round. Add-on options are also available to make your visit the best possible experience.
|Included Chaperones (1 for every 5 scouts)
||Full admission price
- Scout Exploration Kits
For the groups that are looking for a little bit more structure to their visit, but do not want to book an entire program, the Garden offers scout exploration kits. This kit is an over-the-shoulder bag with tools that scouts use to engage with the Garden. Also included are nature journals that scouts can take home, and a guided map of the Garden. Scout exploration kits are an additional $3 per scout.
- Children’s Garden (open April–October)
The Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden offers a wide array of hands-on exploration and play-centered learning opportunities! Scouts can explore a Missouri wetland with Lewis and Clark, explore a cave and pilot a steamboat with Mark Twain, pretend to keep shop in a settlement town with Daniel Boone, or explore the parts of plants and their role in an ecosystem with Garden founder Henry Shaw! Admission to the Children’s Garden is $3 extra per scout.
Programs are held based on instructor and classroom availability. To request a program, fill out the Scout Experience Request Form. The form has a space to list three dates that your group would be available to come to the Garden. Dates must be at least six weeks from the day the request is submitted.
Programs are held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, a rain back-up date can be scheduled. For more information on availability, email email@example.com or call (314) 577-0243.
To register, fill out the Scout Experience Request Form. For questions about programming or an existing visit or program scheduled, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (314) 577-0243.