Field Trip Reservation Form

Preregistered guided and self-guided field trip visits to the Chicago Botanic Garden must be booked a minimum of four weeks in advance, with payment due three weeks prior to your field trip. The field trip visit reservation is finalized once full payment is received and processed, and confirmation letters are generated. Please call the Registrar's Office at (847) 835-6801 with any questions. We look forward to your visit!

Please note: We are currently updating our guided programs for the 2015-16 school year. Check back in the next few weeks to see our exciting options and new programs.

Please complete one set of "group" information below for each "group" of students.

  • Maximum of 30 students (K-12) or 25 students (Pre-K) per group
    Please provide accurate attendance numbers so we can properly prepare course materials for your class.
  • Adult to student ratio is 1:5 (Pre-K-2), 1:7 (3-5), and 1:10 (6-12)
Class/Group 1
Please specify details in the designated space below.

Please fill in the additional fields below for each additional class/group.

Date Preferences
Field Trips are scheduled Monday – Friday

Please provide three dates when your class/group is available for a field trip.

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Self-Guided Field Trips
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Available year-round, excluding weekends and holidays. Fee: $30 per group of 30 students.
Fee: $10 per group of 30 students. 1 backpack available for each garden.
Guided Programs
We are currently updating our programs for the 2015-16 school year. Check back in the next few weeks to see our exciting options and new programs.
Tram Tours
Tours are 30 minutes for Grades K-6 and 35 minutes for Grades 7-12. Fee: $2.50 per person
Special Exhibitions

Wonderland Express Exhibition
November 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fee: $3 per person

Model Railroad Garden Exhibition
May 9 – October 25, 2015. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee: $3 per person.

Butterflies & Blooms
May 23 – September 7, 2015. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee: $3 per person.

The school field trip programs registrar will contact you with reservation details. Payment options consist of credit card or check.