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!

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 $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.

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 $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 Title I schools of up to $150. There are no discounts on the group admission rates.

Scheduling a Visit

Groups of 15 people or more are eligible for a group admission rate. Please fill out the following 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
Click here to play Botanical Bingo (Grades PreK-2)
Click here to play Bird Bingo (Grades PreK-2)