Summer Camps:
Explore the San Antonio Botanical Garden this summer with STEAM-based camps focused on hands-on exploration, nature-inspired art, ecology and botany. From Eco-Explorers to Little Gardeners and CHEF Cooking Camp.The Garden inspires budding naturalists, scientists, botanists, artists and chefs to dig deeper into the world of plants and fun!

Little Naturalists Camp
(June 11-15) l Ages 3-5yrs | A parent must stay with the child.
Little ones explore nature with walks, crafts, songs and games.
10am-12p, Monday-Friday
$108 members/$120 non-members

Eco-Explorers I (June 11-15) | Ages 6-8yrs
Eco Explorers II (June 11-15) | Ages 9-12yrs
Explore nature as you learn outdoor skills, including birding, native plants and local mammals. Experts, from bats to bugs, lead talks. , and have experts lead children through activities. We also make nature based crafts and play games.
9am-3pm, Monday-Friday
$198 members/$220 non-members

Little Gardeners Camp (June 25-29) | Ages 3-5yrs | A parent must stay with the child.
Children aged 3-5yrs. will have fun experiencing garden related crafts, stories, potting plants, and exploring the grounds of the Garden.
10am-12pm, Monday-Friday
$108 members/$120 non-members

Garden Superhero Camp I (June 25-29) | Ages 6-8yrs
Garden Superhero Camp II (June 25-29) | Ages 9-12yrs
Become an Elder of the Universe by learning the skills of The Gardener. Learn to sow the seeds of life and acquire a knowledge of botany to cultivate beauty that has been destroyed by super villains around the globe. This camp follows the Junior Master Gardener curriculum to become a green steward of the Earth.
9am-3pm, Monday-Friday
$198 members/$220 non-members

Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp I (July 23-27) | Ages 6-8yrs
Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp II (July 23-27) | Ages 9-12yrs
Get creative in the Garden! Children will work with paint, clay, natural materials, and others to create and learn about many forms of art.
9am-3pm, Monday-Friday
$198 members/$220 non-members

CHEF Cooking Camp I (June 18-22) | Ages 9-13yrs SOLD OUT!
CHEF Cooking Camp I (July 9-13) | Ages 9-13yrs SOLD OUT! 
Learn kitchen skills while helping create fun new recipes with produce right out of the culinary garden! Tour the Botanical Garden with our very own Chef Dave and discover interesting varieties of fruits and vegetables.
9am-3pm, Monday-Friday
$198 members/$220 non-members

CHEF Cooking Camp II (July 16-20) | Ages 14-18yrs
Designed for high school students, this camp will teach cooking fundamentals that will serve young chefs now and in the future. Camp II will combine kitchen fun and science, as well as address food sourcing, sound nutrition, and understanding food labels..
9am-3pm, Monday-Friday
$198 members/$220 non-members

Advanced CHEF Cooking Camp (July 30-August 3) | Ages 9-13yrs*
For young chefs that have attended last year’s camps, Chef Dave and team are offering a challenging week of advanced recipes and techniques sure to impress everyone at the dinner table.  This camp will feature grilling, baking, pastry work, food plating and photography.
9am-3pm, Monday-Friday
$198 members/$220 non-members

Science Camp I (July 30-August 3) | Ages 6-8yrs SOLD OUT!
Science Camp II (July 30-August 3) | Ages 9-12yrs SOLD OUT!
Science Rules! Children will conduct experiments, use lab equipment, and learn to follow the scientific method while exploring the Garden. Pond dipping, water analysis, photosynthesis, and other activities await!
9am-3pm Monday-Friday
$198 members/$220 non-members

 Open Registration


Little Naturalist June 11-15, 2018 3-5 + adult 10am-12pm $108/$120 See you next year!
Eco-Explorer I June 11-15, 2018 6-8 9am-3pm $198/$220 See you next year!
Eco-Explorer II June 11-15, 2018 9-12 9am-3pm $198/$220 See you next year!
CHEF Cooking Camp I June 18-22, 2018 9-13 9am-3pm $198/$220 See you next year!
Little Gardener June 25-29, 2018 3-5 + adult 10am-12pm $108/$120 See you next year!
Garden Superhero Camp I June 25-29, 2018 6-8 9am-3pm $198/$220 See you next year!
Garden Superhero Camp II June 25-29, 2018 9-12 9am-3pm $198/$220 See you next year!
CHEF Cooking Camp I July 9-13, 2018 9-13 9am-3pm $198/$220 SOLD OUT!
CHEF Cooking Camp II July 16-20, 2018 14-18 9am-3pm $198/$220 Register Now
Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp I July 23-27, 2018 6-8 9am-3pm $198/$220 Limited space
Urban Jungle Eco-Art Camp II July 23-27, 2018 9-12 9am-3pm $198/$220 Register Now
Advanced CHEF Cooking Camp  July 30-August 3, 2018 9-13 9am-3pm  $198/$220 Register Now
Science Camp I July 30-August 3, 2018 6-8 9am-3pm $198/$220 SOLD OUT!
Science Camp II July 30-August 3, 2018 9-12 9am-3pm $198/$220 SOLD OUT!

Registration Policies

  • Participants are encouraged to register early. Classes will be cancelled if they do not meet the minimum registered enrollment by seven days prior to the class.
  • Payment is due at the time of registration. You are not registered until payment is made in full.
  • If you are a Garden member, you must register as such to receive your member discounts.
  • Registration will end five days prior to the class.


  • Refunds will be issued, minus a $5 processing fee, when you cancel five business days prior to the start of class. No refunds will be made after that date. Refunds are not issued for missed classes.
  • If the Botanical Garden must cancel a class, you will be notified and receive a full refund.