Garden Closed

To limit the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) has changed its operations. The Conservatory and gated outdoor gardens are temporarily closed to the public, while Bartholdi Park and the Terrace Gardens remain open. Please monitor this website for updates to operating status. Many resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, informational videos, and our winter programs will all be online. Connect with resources from home at www.USBG.gov/AtHome.

Teachers, Schools, and Field Trips

The U.S Botanic Garden is currently booking virtual field trips for Tuesdays and Fridays for grades 3, 4 and 5. Please click the Field Trip Experiences box below to learn more and book your virtual field trip.


Thank you for thinking of the U.S. Botanic Garden as an extension of your classroom. Whether through science, art, storytelling or curiousity, our living classrooms offer amazing opportunities for plant-based learning. To explore our different educational offerings, book and plan your field trip, and explore professional development opportunities, click on the boxes below.

Field Trip Experiences -- children using magnifying glass

field trip logistics -- school bus on street in front of the garden

field trip resources -- students looking at desert plants

professional development -- teachers looking at stomata through microscopes