School Tours

Field Trips at the Botanical Garden
The New Orleans Botanical Garden offers students and educators a wonderful opportunity to explore the natural world through educational classes, including GLE Correlated Programs geared for specific class groups.
Registration Information
• Two (2) week advanced registration required. See each program for class fee, class size and other information. If you have trouble registering by phone, e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.
• We will fax or e-mail field trip confirmation and guidelines to your school.
• All groups meet at the entrance of the New Orleans Botanical Garden on Victory Avenue.
• Payment can be made by check to NOBG. Please write “School tours” in the memo line.
• Pay at the gift shop upon arrival.
• Tours can be re-scheduled due to rain.
If you need to cancel, please contact us as soon as possible so we can contact groups on our waiting list.
No food or beverages are allowed in the Botanical Garden. There are shaded picnic and playground areas throughout City Park.

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Educational Tours

Bring your class to the New Orleans Botanical Garden and take a natural science tour both you and your students will enjoy! Our knowledgeable tour guides share interesting and amazing facts about the plants, animals, insects and living fossils encountered on a stroll through our garden and the Conservatory’s tropical rainforest.
To register, call (504) 483-9473 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

Age group: Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Tour fee: $4/student

Requirements: Free entry for chaperones (one per 8 students required).
Additional chaperones are $6/each.
Reservations are required two weeks in advance.
Tour times
: Spring: March - May (Tuesday - Friday) at 10am or 11am


Fall: September - November (Tuesday - Friday) at 10am or 11am

 

The Benefits of Public Gardens
This walk-and-talk tour with the New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Director covers the importance of a botanical garden, arboretum and city park to a community. We guide students through various exhibits, buildings, and gardens that are vital to the goals of a public garden. This tour emphasizes the many career opportunities in public gardens and green spaces around the world.
To register, call (504) 483-9473 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.
Age group: 9th grade - university students
Tour fee: $4/student; teachers  free
Tour time: 1.5 hours
Requirements: Limited to 30 students per tour.

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

CITY PARK FACTS:

At her request, upon her death in 1914, New Orleans philanthropist Sara Lavinia Hyamsí jewelry collection (valued at $30,000/at that time) was sold and the proceeds were used to construct a fountain for the children of New Orleans. The fountain is located inside the gates of Carousel Gardens.