Public Programs

school tours & programs


school tours & programs

One-hour School Tours
An Hour of Guided Exploration
Walking tours are led by Garden Guides on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am

Cost: $5 per person (teachers free). Minimum of 10 students; maximum of 40 students. Each group of 5 students must be accompanied by a chaperone. Free bus parking.

Eye Spy | Transitional Kindergarten
Minds on! Hands on! Search for special plants and animals that inhabit this area. Identify the needs of all living things that live in unique places.
Download Transitional Kindergarten Overview.
Download NGSS Transitional Kindergarten.

Who Lives Here? | Kindergarten
Follow the flow of energy from the shining Sun to a squawking scrub jay. Evaluate evidence of ways plants, animals and humans affect their surroundings.
Download Kindergarten Overview.
Download NGSS Kindergarten.

How Does the Garden Grow? | 1st Grade
Learn about plant and animal life cycles and how offspring can differ in appearance from adults.
Download Grade 1 Overivew.
Download NGSS Grade 1.

Diversity University | 2nd Grade
Compare the diversity of life within California’s unique habitats. Uncover the important resources that help plants and animals thrive and survive.
Download Grade 2 Overview.
Download NGSS Grade 2.


Reservations for each month close the 1st of the previous month. For example, October reservations must be made by September 1st. Payment due 30 days in advance of tour date. Cash, check or major credit card only. Purchase orders not accepted. Cancellation and Refund Policy: With more than a 30-day notice, refund less 10 percent of total reservation fee. With 30-day notice or less, refund less 25 percent of total reservation fee. No refunds for participants who do not show. Refund requests must be submitted in writing.

Tours and programs are conducted rain or shine. Dress appropriately for variable weather. Please carry water.

One adult per 5 students required. Payment $5 per person (students and adult chaperones).