Group Visits & Teacher Training

educators-1The San Antonio Botanical Garden has many opportunities for schools and teachers. We offer Terrarium Ecosystem program visits and self-guided tours. The Garden also offers opportunities for teachers to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Scroll down for more information!

Growing Up WILD Workshops

Saturday, March 11th 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 30th 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Learn how to build on young children’s sense of wonder about nature and invite them to explore wildlife and the world around them. During the three-hour training workshop participants will sample activities and receive a curriculum and activity guide. Activities are designed for 3-7 year olds and are correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains. Anyone who works with children, including teachers, home-schoolers, informal educators and early childhood caregivers are welcome.

Feel free to explore the Garden after this workshop!

Class fee of $25 includes materials.  No refunds.

Registration fee is for WILD training.  WILD materials are distributed only with requisite hours of training.  Attendance and participation in the entire workshop are required to receive any of the materials, regardless of fee payment.

Click here to register for March event  Registration deadline March 1, 2017.

Click here to register for April event    Registration deadline April 20th, 2017

Terrarium Ecosystem Program

The San Antonio Botanical Garden offers a Terrarium Ecosystem Program for elementary grades 1-5. Children will get an age appropriate, TEKS-based lesson and build a terrarium to keep. Terrarium Ecosystem Programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Programs are available from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm on weekdays during the school year. Fee is $8 per child, $9 per adult for groups of 15 or more. Our Terrarium Program has a maximum of 130 children daily.

Self-Guided Visit

Another option for visiting groups is a Self-Guided Visit. Guests are encouraged to tour our 38 acres at their own pace. We offer curriculum online, and educators with a booked reservation may preview the Garden ahead of their visit to optimize their experience and familiarize themselves with areas they wish to explore with their group. Fee is $4 per child (3-13 years), students (with ID) $8, adults $9 for groups of 15 or more.

Financial Assistance

There are a number of options for financial assistance for schools from the San Antonio area, including mini-grants and bus funds reimbursement. There are no discounts on the group admission rates.
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Scheduling a Visit

Groups of 15 people or more are eligible for a group admission rate. Please fill out the following form or email the completed Group Visit Request below to programregistrar@sabot.org or call 210-536-1412 for more information and reservations. * indicates a required field.  Form will not be submitted if required fields are left empty.

WHEN YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION LETTER, WE HAVE YOU SCHEDULED FOR A VISIT. IF YOU CANNOT COME, PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Contact troan@sabot.org or Timothy Roan at 210 536-1412.

  • Please note: We will do our best to schedule your first choice of date & time, but visitation is limited. If none of your choices are available, Garden staff will contact you about alternative dates.

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    (Groups must be a minimum of 15 people to receive the group admission rate) Children $4.00; Adults $9.00; Students, Seniors and active duty Military $8.00

Garden Curricula

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)

Pollinators and Flowers (Grades K-5)
Introduction to Plants and Water (Grades K-3)
Plants and Water Journal
Plants and Water Worksheet 1
Plants and Water Worksheet 2a
Plants and Water Worksheet 2b, 2c
Terrific Trees Teacher’s Guide (Grades 3-5)

Resources for Teachers

Junior Naturalist Booklet
Exploring the Formal Gardens
Exploring the Texas Native Trail
Exploring the Conservatory
Ethnobotany Along the Texas Native Trail
Click here to play Botanical Bingo (Grades PreK-2)
Click here to play Bird Bingo (Grades PreK-2)