The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is temporarily closed to the public to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus.
Whenever possible, the USBG will reschedule public programs and events originally scheduled during the closure period. Please monitor the USBG website for updates to operating status. Many resources can still be accessed online, including educational worksheets and manuals, fact sheets and more, and some of our programs will also be made available online. Find online resources at www.USBG.gov/AtHome
Visit the U.S. Botanic Garden and check out a Junior Botanist Adventure Kit.
You must be nine or older and be accompanied by an adult with an official ID (such as a driver's license).
Your adventures will begin in the Garden Court and continue throughout our Conservatory. Each room may take approximately 30 minutes to complete. It often takes multiple visits to the Garden to complete all the adventure sheets. (Schools reserving Junior Botanist on Fridays may complete the adventure sheets in one visit by assigning small groups to different rooms).
With your completed adventure sheets, return to our Visitor Information desk and you will receive your Apprentice Junior Botanist badge.
You will then continue your botanic adventures at home. Once all adventure sheets are completed, you will submit them to our botanist for review. If successfully completed, you will become an official U.S. Botanic Garden Junior Botanist and our botanist will send you a Junior Botanist certificate and tools to continue your study of botany. You will also be invited to attend a behind the scene tour of our greenhouses.
There is no fee to participate in this program.
Backpacks are not available during our Season's Greenings holiday show look for holiday plant hunts instead