Educators & Schools

The San Antonio Botanical Garden offers a variety of exciting learning adventures for students of all ages. All programs are TEKS-based, active and age-appropriate, so you can feel confident as an educator in choosing a Botanical Garden experience to enrich your class curriculum.

If your plans change and you must cancel or reschedule your program with the Botanical Garden, please contact Jessica Wolanski at [email protected] or 210.536.1434.

Programs

The Frida Kahlo Oasis exhibition is a captivating rendition of the artist Frida Kahlo's iconic blue home, Casa Azul, and lush green sanctuary that profoundly influenced her art. Participants will learn about Mexican painter Frida Kahlo's deep connection to nature, plants, and animals. The group rate is available for groups of 10 or more. Fee is $7 per child (3-17 years) and adults $11. At least 2 weeks of notice. Tours are subject to guide availability.

During this TEKS based program students will learn about the importance of plants in our daily lives and create their own terrarium ecosystem. An educational, original video series will be supplied that includes a “how-to” video for students to work alongside. An instructional guide will also be provided for educators. Teachers will be able to pick up supplies kits from the garden or have kits delivered to their school for $8 per student. This program is designed for grades PreK-8th.

Program Access

During this TEKS based program students will learn about the importance of plants in our daily lives and create their own terrarium ecosystem. This program is designed for grades PreK-8th. Fee is $9 per child (3-17 years) and adults $11. This program is available beginning September 2021 and must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

During this live, interactive program students will have the opportunity to prepare 3 CHEF recipes. A zoom link will be provided so that participants can cook alongside our instructor and gain valuable culinary and nutrition knowledge in their own classroom. Teachers have the option to receive a shopping list and set up instructions for $8 per child or to pick up ingredients kits from the Garden for $15 per child. Cooking workshops are roughly sixty minutes long. This program is designed for groups of 10-25 children grades PreK-12th.

Why should traditional schools have all the fun? On the Botanical Garden’s Homeschool Days, children ages 6-12 are invited to explore the fascinating world of plants through guided tours and hands-on learning activities. Homeschool and virtual learners are welcome.

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Another option for visiting school groups is a Self-Guided Visit. Guests are encouraged to tour the Botanical Garden’s 38 acres at their own pace. An online curriculum is available and educators with a booked reservation may preview the Botanical Garden ahead of their group’s visit to optimize the experience and familiarize themselves with areas they wish to explore. Your group must have 10 persons or more to receive the group visit rate. Fee is $5 per child (3-17 years), students (with ID) $10 and adults $11. Please review our COVID-19 safety guidelines here before visiting.

Procedures

Funds are available to Title 1 Schools who meet specific criteria.

The Botanical Garden asks that you help keep your students safe and the Botanical Garden beautiful. Please download the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and the Group Guidelines and share them with your staff and chaperones prior to visiting.

Once you submit the form, you should receive a confirmation letter with more information within 72 hours (please check your spam folder). Receiving this letter means that the Botanical Garden has you officially scheduled for a Program. Memberships do not apply to school groups. If your plans change and you must cancel or reschedule your program with the Botanical Garden, please contact Jessica Wolanski at [email protected] or 210.536.1434.

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