Schools & Teachers
June 29 - December 31
Capture the excitement with a visit to the Botanical Garden to explore the incredible adaptations of carnivorous plants in our new Savage Gardens Exhibit. Step inside a 10' pitcher plant, trigger the trap of a 9' Venus flytrap, and more! Six interactive children's stations provide hands-on playful learning opportunities. Click here for educational materials.
Scheduling a Visit:
Groups of 15 students (pre-K-High school; public/private/home school) are eligible for a school group rate. Please email the completed Group Visit Request below to email@example.com or call 207-3278 for more information and reservations.
Bus Transportation Reimbursement (For Title I schools)
The San Antonio Botanical Garden, in partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners, offers a Terrarium Ecosystem program, including a tour of the Conservatory. Terrarium Ecosystem programs may be scheduled no later than five business days in advance on Tuesday - Thursday mornings (9:30 am - 12:00pm). We offer Terrarium Programs February - May and October - November. Limit 60 per day.
The San Antonio Botanical Garden provides FREE downloadable, TEKS-based curricula for use in the classroom and at the Garden. (The curriculum requires Adobe™ Acrobat Reader 5.0)
Educator Events for 2014
Epic Birdhouses, Amazing Birds
Thursday, April 3 from 6-8 pm
The birdhouses in this exhibit are of epic proportions! Step inside the giant Purple Martin Gourd, explore the whimsical Egg Nest, and discover
plant and animal interrelationships with the Baobab Family Birdhouse. During the workshop, instructor Nicole Hernandez will offer hands-on activities for
the classroom investigating these science concepts and more.
LEGO®BRICK: Nature Connects
Thursday, September 4 from 6-8 pm
Educators are invited to preview our new LEGO®:BRICK Nature Connects exhibit with 27 sculptures, including a bison, butterfly, moth orchid, and fox
hunting a rabbit. Discover how nature is interconnected, just like the nearly 500,000 LEGO bricks used to build these larger-than-life displays.
Flying WILD Workshop
Saturday, November 15 from 9 am - 4 pm
Help reconnect city kids with nature while building science and literacy skills. Flying WILD materials provide interactive, interdisciplinary, standards-based activities to help students understand the importance of migratory birds and their conservation. Fee: $25. To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Sasha Kodet at email@example.com or 207-3270. 6 CPEs.