Group Visits & Teacher Training
The 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!
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 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on weekdays during the school year. Fee is $9 per child (3-17 y.o.), $11 per adult for groups of 15 or more. Our Terrarium Program has a maximum of 180 children daily.
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 $5 per child (3-17 years), students (with ID) $10, adults $11 for groups of 15 or more.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Timothy Roan at 210 536-1412.
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