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.
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.
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 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