Public Programs

school tours & programs

Public
Programs

school tours & programs

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

We will begin taking reservations for the 2022/2023 school year in mid-September for dates beginning in October. Keep an eye out here for updated information on booking your school field trip.

CalBG is currently providing COVID safety protocol adapted guided tours for school groups. * Masks are required for all participants during guided school tours. No exceptions.

Foster your student’s love for our unique and wonderful California environment by bringing your class to the Garden. Whether you come for a self-guided experience or book a program with our knowledgeable Garden Guides, you will leave feeling informed about and inspired by California’s native plants.
Self-Guided School Visits
The fee for a self-led school group visit (no guides) is: $4 per child (3-12 yrs.), $6 per student (12-18 yrs), $5 per chaperone, and $10 per additional adult. We require one adult chaperone per five children (ages 3-12), or one adult per ten students (ages 12-18). Adults beyond one chaperone per two children/students are asked to pay the regular adult rate. 10 child/student minimum.

Guided School Visits
Participation in a guided school tour (1 hr.) or guided program (1.5 hrs.) is a memorable, meaningful experience for students. Volunteer Garden Guides introduce, demonstrate and reinforce ideas included in K-8 Cross-Curricular Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools.  

The fee for a guided school group visit is: $5 per child (3-12 yrs.), $7 per student (12-18 yrs), $5 per chaperone, and $10 per additional adult. We require one adult chaperone per five children (ages 3-12), or one adult per ten students (ages 12-18). Adults beyond one chaperone per two children/students are asked to pay the regular adult rate. 10 children/students minimum - 40 children/students maximum per guided school group visit.

one-hour tours

Transitional Kindergarten: Eye Spy

Kindergarten: Who Lives Here?

First Grade: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Second Grade: Diversity University

Click below for Guiding Questions and Vocabulary that will be used during the tours.

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GUIDING 
QUESTIONS AND
VOCABULARY

ONE and a half-hour programs

Third and Fourth Grade: Web of Life

Fifth and Sixth Grade: Adaptation & Survival

For everyone's safety, there will be no hands-on activities during these programs.

The Native Partners program is not being offered at this time.

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GUIDING 
QUESTIONS and vocabulary

Reserve a Tour or Program
Request a reservation by filling our online form below. Advance reservations are required for guided school group visits and must be confirmed and paid at least two weeks before the visit date. Requests will be processed in the order received and tours will be confirmed after payment is made. Supplemental funds for guided school group visits are available to assist qualifying Title I schools with tour fees and/or transportation reimbursement. A reservation date and tour fee total must be confirmed prior to submitting a Supplemental Funds Application.