Chicago Botanic Garden

Education

Student Field Trips

PHOTO: School Field Trips

Guided Programs Pre-K

 

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Field trip checklist and policies

Field Trip dates

Early Fall
Sept. 3 – Oct. 11, 2013

Late Fall
Oct. 14– Nov. 8, 2013

Holiday
Dec. 2 – Dec. 20, 2013

Early Winter
Jan. 20 – Feb. 7, 2014

Orchid
Feb. 14 – Mar. 14, 2014

Late Winter
Mar. 17 – April 11, 2014

Spring
Apr. 21 – June 6, 2014

 

Field Trip Program Seasons

Discovering Plants
Pre- and Post-Trip Activities
Early Fall, Late Fall, Late Winter, Spring
Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – noon
$120
Maximum number of children: 25
A 1:6 ratio of chaperones to children is required.

Become a junior botanist as you learn about the roles of plant parts! To experience plant parts in action, students will explore the Grunsfeld Children's Growing Garden (Early Fall), the Greenhouses (Late Fall/Late Winter), or Fruit & Vegetable Garden (Spring). Each student will pot a plant to take home.

Tentative activities include the following:
• Plant Parts Puzzle
• Plant Parts Act-Out
• Botany Crafts and Notes in a Junior Botanist Journal

Trees and Trains
Holiday
Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – noon
$120
Maximum number of children: 25
A 1:5 ratio of chaperones to children is required.

Explore the enchanting Wonderland Express exhibition and learn more about evergreen trees and their adaptations to the change in seasons. Students will take home a special holiday craft.

Tentative activities include the following:
• Wonderland Express Scavenger Hunt
• Evergreen Sorting

New! Outrageous Orchids: Sensational Explorers
Orchid
Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$120
Maximum number of children: 25
A 1:6 ratio of chaperones to children is required.

Students will use their five senses to fully immerse themselves in the enchanting world of orchids. Through hands-on experiments, students will investigate orchid shape, color, and texture while also learning about the origins of chocolate and vanilla. Each student will leave with an orchid-themed craft or plant. Admission to seasonal orchid show included.

New! Terrific Trees
Outreach Program
Early Winter
Mon. – Fri., available between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$120
Maximum number of students: 30
A 1:5 ratio of chaperones to children is required.

Let the Chicago Botanic Garden come to you! Through the use of scientific tools and hands-on exploration, students will discover the important role trees play in forest ecosystems right from their own classroom. Students will pot a plant to take home.

Tentative activities include the following:
• Tree Part Puzzle
• Build-a-Tree Activity
• Leaf Sorting and Identification