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Student Programs

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Tour with a Garden Guide

Learn about the plant life in the Crystal Bridge by scheduling a tour with a Garden Guide. Tours are available at 10:00 am or 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Pay regular admission and get a guided tour at no additional charge. Please schedule at least 14 days in advance.

Self-Guided Tours

No time for an ecology class? No problem. Schools are always invited to tour the Crystal Bridge. Pick up a self-guided tour brochure and lead an exploration past towering palms, behind crashing waterfalls and along winding paths. Advance notice for groups larger than 15 people is recommended to ensure availability.

Rainforest Ecology Activity Program (REAP)

The Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Rainforest Ecology Activity Program is designed to reinforce the Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS) objectives, national science and state education standards.

The program concentrates on specific themes in biology and ecology while employing a hands-on, inquiry-based approach. Classes are geared toward second through fourth grade, but can accomodate any elementary level.

Classes are offered at 10:00 am every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday throughout the school year. Call Ann Fleener, Director of Education at (405) 445-7094 or email afleener@myriadgardens.org to sign your class up today!

Field Trip Checklist

  • Dress for the tropics.
  • Comfortable shoes and cool clothing are suggested.
  • Don’t forget a camera to document your Rainforest experience.
  • Bring a list of all children on the field trip.
  • Nametags are recommended and are helpful to the Gardens staff.

Admission

Groups of 10+

  • Children are: $4.00 for tours, $5.50 for REAP classes
  • Adults are: $6.00

Bus Parking

The Myriad Botanical Gardens is located at Reno and Ron Norick in downtown Oklahoma City. Two hour meter parking is available on Reno Ave. Two-hour free parking is available on SW 2nd and Harvey avenues. Metro Transit’s Road Scholars program is a great option for getting students to and from the Gardens. At only $.60 per student, it’s economical, too. For more information, log on to www.gometro.org or call (405) 235-RIDE.