Children looking at a sculpture of a caterpillar with yellow flowers

Schools & Teachers

All Registered and Drop-In Activities are Temporarily Suspended. See updates about reopening NYBG.

At The New York Botanical Garden, we grow more than just plants—we grow programs, creativity, and people too. Through inquiry-based methods, children and teachers engage in experiences with plants and the natural world, which will help them to construct understandings of plants, their cultural uses, and their overall importance to life on Earth.

The School and Teacher Programs at the Garden offer:

  • Hands-on interactive and engaging programming to enhance children’s understanding of ecology, plant science, and the world around them
  • Outdoor workshops and tours to foster an appreciation of nature
  • Adherence with New York City Science Standards, New York State Learning Standards, National Science Education Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards
  • Affordable programs, including free access for schools to the Outdoor Self-Guided Nature Walks program and Garden grounds



Register Pre-K–8 Online

Browse class trips and professional learning programs below and follow the links to register online. All visits require advance registration.

Contact Us

Pre-K–8: To register your class, email or call 718.817.8181.
High School: To register your class, email or call 718.817.8687.
Teacher Professional Learning: To inquire, email or call 718.817.8140.