Field Trips

Student Field Trips

Your students are sure to have a wonderful time investigating a rich variety of plants and nature in our field trips. Bring your class to the Garden for an experience you lead or for a workshop taught by our staff. Or, choose a virtual experience from your own classroom. All workshops are phenomenon-based and correlated with the Next Generation Science Standards.     

Scholarship funding to cover the cost of the workshop is available on a first-come, first-served basis for qualifying schools. Visit the Chicago Botanic Garden scholarship application to learn more and apply.


Virtual Programs

Fieldtrips Online

Available in winter, most weekdays

Bring the Garden to your classroom with a virtual field trip or our new Classroom Connections program.

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On-Site Programs

Field Trips On-Site

Available in fall and spring, most weekdays

Visit the Garden for a guided investigation of NGSS-related phenomena led by Garden educators.

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On Your Own Field Trips

Field Trips On Your Own

Available weekdays, year-round

Allow your students to explore at their own pace while you lead them through the Garden.

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Homeschool Field Trips

Homeschool Field Trips

Availabile in fall, winter, and spring

The Garden has opportunities designed specifically for homeschool families and groups. Come and participate in guided, plant-based opportunities offered seasonally.

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In-School Programs

In-School Programs

Availability varies

Enrich your curriculum and have the Garden come to you! Choose from a variety of programs that feature plant topics appropriate for specific grade levels.

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If you have any questions, please email or call the Registrar's Office at (847) 835-6801.

Field Trip Programs Registrar Contact Information
Phone: (847) 835-6801 | Fax: (847) 242-6330
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