Garden Closed

To limit the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) has changed its operations. The Conservatory and gated outdoor gardens are temporarily closed to the public, while Bartholdi Park and the Terrace Gardens remain open. Please monitor this website for updates to operating status. Many resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, informational videos, and our winter programs will all be online. Connect with resources from home at

Field Trips

Thank you for thinking of the U.S. Botanic Garden as an extension of your classroom. Whether through the lens of science, art, storytelling, or curiosity, our living classrooms offer amazing opportunities for plant-based learning. There is no cost associated with our field trips or field trip resources. We look forward to your visit!

We are currently only booking reservations for virtual field trips. Our virtual field trip is designed for grades 3, 4, and 5 and is available on Tuesdays and Fridays.

A gardener talks about a carnivorous pitcher plant

Virtual Field Trip

  • Live, Instructor-Led
  • Number of Students: 10-25

This immersive, interactive 45-minute virtual field trip takes students behind the scenes for a close up look at our plant collection, to learn from our plant specialists who study and care for these plants, and consider the science of how plants work. This virtual field trip is offered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Time is selected by teacher at time of registration.

Grades 3, 4 and 5

  • Think Like a Botanist: Students are challenged to think about how plants adapt to different environmental factors, identify adaptive traits, and ask how these traits help these plants survive.
  • Please book your virtual field trip here