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Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, trip organization, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and complimentary chaperone ticket. Does not include student ticket.


Student Package: Includes engaging pre and post educational field trip activities, trip organization and student ticket.



The California Botanic Garden, located in Claremont, California, is a beautiful and educational destination that offers visitors the chance to learn about native plants and conservation. Here’s a brief educational overview tailored for students and families visiting:


Historical Overview

  • Foundation: Established in 1927, the garden was initially created to study, preserve, and showcase California’s native plants. It has grown into the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants.

Key Exhibits and Collections

  • Native Plant Collections: The garden features over 70 acres of native plant habitats, including desert, chaparral, and coastal sage scrub. These collections highlight the diversity and beauty of California’s native flora.
  • Specialty Gardens: Several specialty gardens focus on specific types of plants, such as the desert garden, the riparian garden, and the oak woodland. Each area provides a unique educational experience about different ecosystems and plant communities.
  • Rare and Endangered Plants: The garden is home to many rare and endangered plants, showcasing efforts to conserve these species. Exhibits often include information about the threats these plants face and the conservation measures in place to protect them.


Visiting Tips for Families

  • Plan Ahead: Check the garden’s website for current exhibits, special events, and guided tour schedules to make the most of your visit.
  • Engage with Staff: Take advantage of the knowledgeable staff and ask questions to gain deeper insights into the plants and the garden’s conservation efforts.
  • Participate in Activities: Encourage children to participate in hands-on activities and guided tours to make learning fun and memorable.
  • Explore the Grounds: The garden’s extensive trails and natural beauty provide additional opportunities for exploration and relaxation, making it a pleasant outing for families.

By visiting the California Botanic Garden, students and families can immerse themselves in the world of native plants, learn about the importance of plant conservation, and appreciate the diverse ecosystems that make California unique.


California Botanic Gardens

PriceFrom $19.00
  • Please use the information on this page (package type, venue name, price, etc.) to submit an order request with your school. Once your order is approved, your school will forward the request to us. We will then reach out to you with instructions on how to finalize your trip details and access accompanying resources. Once finalized, you will receive your e-tickets and any additional materials directly to your inbox within 1-3 business days. If you don't see our email(s), please check your spam folder prior to contacting us.


    To ensure a smooth process, it is generally recommended to submit your order with your school AT LEAST 10 business days prior to your trip date, unless you are booking a venue that requires more advanced planning. *Please be mindful of your school's processing times and plan accordingly.

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