Teachers, Schools, and Field Trips

PLEASE NOTE: We currently offer both virtual facilitated field trips and self-guided onsite experiences.

You are welcome to bring your students to the Garden during opening hours (10:00am - 5:00pm daily) for self- guided exploration. These visits are teacher/chaperone directed, and not facilitated by USBG educators. There is no-cost for field trips, however pre-registration is required. Click below to learn more about our field trip experiences.

All facilitated field trips for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year are virtual. These live, staff-led virtual field trips for grades 3, 4, and 5 are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Please see below to learn more about our virtual field trip offerings. There is no cost associated with these field trips.


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