School Programs

official bitg logo jpgSpecial Event in 2016:

Butterflies in the Garden

Bring your classroom for a 2-hour program that includes an educational field trip to BRIT as well as a visit to the Botanic Garden Butterflies in the Garden Exhibit to see live, exotic butterflies from South America and the world!

For more information or to register your school group, visit

Dates: March 1-4, March 8-11, March 22-25, March 29-April 1

Times: 10:00- 12:00 p.m. (Public/ Private schools)

OR 12:30- 2:30 p.m. (Home/ Private schools)


All Botanic Garden School Programs must be scheduled through the education office at least 3 weeks in advance.

Call us at 817-392-5534 or email!

Field Trips to the Garden

We offer field trips for K-8th grade students!  Our programs are TEKS-based and provide science support in an exciting learning experience on our beautiful grounds.  Click HERE for information on our four programs:  Plant A Seed (K-2nd),  All About Terrariums (3rd-5th), and Biodiversity and Adaptations (5th-8th).

Program Information:

  • Fee is $5 per student.  There is a minimum program fee of $90.00 for one time slot.
  • Programs are 50 minutes long.
  • Scheduled program times are at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • For groups of 120+ students, contact the education office.

For high school, we offer a Science Concept Investigation based on your class’s study.  Fee is $125 per class, maximum of 18 students.

After booking your field trip a confirmation packet will be e-mailed to you within one week.  Please review it carefully.

Click HERE for Field Trip Information

Click HERE for Chaperone Letter (English/Spanish)

Click HERE for Map to the Classroom



The Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in Texas, is the ultimate destination for self-guided field trips.  Explore ponds, creeks, wooded acres, meadows and twenty-three specialty gardens.  Try our physical fitness objectives designed for various age groups.

Come join us for a great learning experience that’s TEKS compliant and lots of fun!  You’ll discover a world of beauty and nature in our outdoor classroom.  The self-guided learning experience includes free admission to most areas of the Garden and free parking.  Click HERE to download a .pdf version of the Walk About-Talk About guide to print for your students.  Custom design your visit to meet your curriculum and time restrictions!


Do you prefer that we to come to you?  Our outreach team will do that- with living plants and hands-on elements for your students in a 40-minute program.