School Group Visits

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Terrarium Ecosystem Program

The San Antonio Botanical Garden offers the Terrarium Ecosystem Program for elementary grades 1-5. Children will get an age appropriate, TEKS-based lesson and build a terrarium to keep. The Terrarium Ecosystem Program is approximately 45 minutes in length. Terrarium Ecosystem Programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Programs are available from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on weekdays during the school year. Our Terrarium Program has a minimum of 15 children and a maximum of 180 children daily. Program fee is $9 per child (3-17 y.o.), Adult admission is $11. Adults do not build a terrarium.

Early Childhood Life Cycle Program


Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Students are invited to visit the Garden and engage in an interactive, TEKS based, program about Life Cycles! During this hands-on field trip, students travel to stations and act out the life stages of a butterfly, learn about the growth process of plants, and plant a seed to take home and observe its growth. One station is teacher led (advance information is sent to the teacher). The Life Cycles Program is approximately 45 minutes in length. Programs are available from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on weekdays during the school year. This program has a minimum of 15 children and a maximum of 60 children daily. Program fee is $9 per child, adult admission is $11.   

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 (see below), 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. Your group must be 15 persons or more to receive the group visit rate. Fee is $5 per child (3-17 years), students (with ID) $10, adults $11 for groups of 15 or more.

Financial Assistance

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is proud to offer bus reimbursement assistance for public schools of up to $150. The application will be emailed with your visit confirmation. Applications without a confirmed visit date cannot be processed.  There are no discounts on the group admission rates.
Bus reimbursement assistance has been generously funded by H-E-B.

Scheduling a School Group Visit

Groups of 15 people or more are eligible for a group admission rate. Please fill out the fields below and hit submit, 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.

YOU SHOULD RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION LETTER WITHIN 48 HOURS (CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER). 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 $5.00; Adults $11.00; Students, Seniors and active duty Military $10.00

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

Exploring the Formal Gardens
Exploring the Texas Native Trail
Exploring the Conservatory
Ethnobotany Along the Texas Native Trail

Junior Naturalist Booklet
Click here to play Botanical Bingo (Grades PreK-2)
Click here to play Bird Bingo (Grades PreK-2)