Opening/Closure Status

All outdoor gardens are currently open. The Conservatory and public restrooms remain closed, due to the closure of the U.S. Capitol campus buildings. Please monitor www.USBG.gov for updates on operating status. USBG resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, and online programs by visiting www.USBG.gov/AtHome.

Teachers, Schools, and Field Trips

We are excited to welcome you back for the 2021/2022 school year. PLEASE NOTE: All field trips this fall will be virtual. Live, staff-led virtual field trips for grades 3, 4, and 5 are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays between September 13th and December 10th. Please click here to learn more about our virtual field trip offerings. There is no cost associated with these field trips.


Thank you for thinking of the U.S. Botanic Garden as an extension of your classroom. Whether through science, art, storytelling or curiousity, our living classrooms offer amazing opportunities for plant-based learning. To explore our different educational offerings, book and plan your field trip, and explore professional development opportunities, click on the boxes below.

Field Trip Experiences -- children using magnifying glass

field trip logistics -- school bus on street in front of the garden

field trip resources -- students looking at desert plants

professional development -- teachers looking at stomata through microscopes