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Guided Field Trip Reservation Form

Preregistered guided field trip visits to the Chicago Botanic Garden must be booked a minimum of four weeks in advance, and 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.

In 2018, Guided Programs will require a $50 nonrefundable deposit at checkout.

Registration requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note there are seasonal variations in response time. Your patience is appreciated!

Call the Registrar's Office at (847) 835-6801 with any questions. We look forward to your visit!

Please read the Guided Program Checklist and Policies before your field trip.

Requested Dates and Times
Field Trips are scheduled Monday – Friday

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


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

  • Maximum of 30 students (K–12) or 25 students (preK) per group
    Please provide accurate attendance numbers so we can properly prepare course materials for your class.
  • Adult to student ratio is 1:5 (preK–2), 1:7 (3–5), and 1:10 (6–12)
  • 60-minute programs will be scheduled at either 10 or 11:30 a.m.
    90-minute programs will be scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • To see an overview of guided program offerings and dates click here.
Class/Group 1
If yes, please indicate the number of students and any details that will help us serve your group better.
Guided Programs
All guided programs are 60 minutes long, unless otherwise noted. Programs run from 10 to 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The 90-minute programs run from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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

Tram Tours
Tours are 30 minutes for Grades K-6 and 35 minutes for Grades 7-12. Fee: $3.00 per person
Special Exhibitions
On-site entry fees: Groups pay on site for Model Railroad Garden and Butterflies & Blooms at the special group rate with a copy of the field trip confirmation letter.

Model Railroad Garden Exhibition
Exhibition is open early May – October. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee: $3 per person with field trip confirmation letter.

Butterflies & Blooms
Exhibition is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Fee: $3 per person with field trip confirmation letter.

Preregistration Required for Wonderland Express Exhibition
Preregistration is required for groups wishing to visit the Wonderland Express Exhibition. Exhibition is open Thanksgiving through New Year's. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 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.