Schools & Families

Whether through science, art, storytelling, or curiosity, our gardens offer amazing opportunities for plant-based learning.

Field Trips and Teaching Resources

U.S. Botanic Garden field trips are available in person and online. Teachers: find the right field trip experience for your students and register—remember dates fill up quickly!

In addition to field trips, explore our lesson plans and guides to extend plant science education in the classroom.

Field Trips & Resources


Kids and Families

Families, don’t miss the Children’s Garden, where kids can get hands-on and experience the science of nature up close. In this garden, it’s encouraged to explore, touch the plants, and dig in the dirt!

Elsewhere, young visitors can embark on expeditions, using field journals and other on-site activities designed to uncover the amazing world of plants.

Kids & Families


D.C. Teachers’ Night

Connect with D.C. area environmental organizations to find out how to get your students learning about the natural world and how to bring the environment into the classroom! Learn from an amazing community about field trip experiences, professional development opportunities, and resources for your classroom.

Thursday, February 29, 2024 
6:00 – 8:00 P.M. 
United States Botanic Garden

The event is free, however registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. Certificates of Participation are available for PDUs. Please contact us with any questions.

Register for D.C. Teachers' Night