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. 
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
• 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) 483-9470 e-mail
 / (504) 483-9473 email: 

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
Age group: 9th grade - university students
Tour fee: $4/student; teachers  free
Tour time: 1.5 hours
Requirements: Limited to 30 students per tour.



Mexico-born sculptor Enrique "Ricky" Alferez was the creative lead on the 1930's WPA work in City Park. His Art Deco bas-relief works and sculpture is scattered throughout the park.