Beginning in April 2021, the Crystal Bridge Conservatory will be closed for a major two-year renovation. The Visitor Center on the south end of the building and the outdoor grounds will remain open during construction. We will continue to book group visits on our outdoor grounds. For more information, fill out the Group Tour Request Form or contact the Education Department at 405-445-5162.

We encourage you to select the Myriad Botanical Gardens to enrich the learning of your students.  Our school programs aim to enhance achievement towards the Oklahoma Academic Standards.  Through the implementation of research-based methods and models, we strive to provide the best enrichment experience possible. 

Student Enrichment Programs

Available every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Each program varies in duration.  Must be booked at least 14 days in advance. 

Little Plants on the Prairie (Coming Soon!)

Students learn the significance of Oklahoma’s vast grasslands by investigating the resilient native plants that make this ecosystem unique.  Multiple learning stations engage students in hands-on activities.  Students will highlight their visit with a trip to the Oklahoma Prairie Garden, located on our 15-acre complex.  This customizable program is best suited for fourth through sixth grade.

Rainforest Ecology Activity Program

Students explore the tropics as they learn about the layers and products of the rainforest.  The program concentrates on specific themes in biology and ecology while employing a hands-on, inquiry-based approach.  Best suited for second through fourth grade.

Plants We Eat

Students learn the parts of the plant and which part their favorite foods come from in this vibrant, interactive program.  Basic plant anatomy, as well as familiar and exotic plants, are explained.  Active learning sparks excitement as students search our conservatory for some of the plants discussed.  Best suited for kindergarten through second grade.

Student Tours

Available every weekday.  Each program varies in duration.  Must be booked at least 14 days in advance. 

Crystal Bridge Guided Tour

No time for a Student Enrichment Program?  No problem.  Schools are always encouraged to tour the Crystal Bridge Conservatory and learn about plant life with a Garden Guide.  During a guided tour, students transverse two vastly different ecosystems to discover the plants that thrive in each.  Best suited for fifth through twelfth grade.

Crystal Bridge Guided Scavenger Hunt

Students embark on a scavenger hunt for rainforest plants that feed either people or animals. After the scavenger hunt, students will take an abbreviated tour of our desert and rainforest habitats.  Best suited for Pre-K through fourth grade.

Children’s Garden Guided Tour  (Coming Soon!)

Students will navigate the hidden wonders and adventurous learning trails of the Children’s Garden.  Add-ons are available.

Add-On Features

Children’s Garden Adventure Activity Sheets

We have a variety of Children’s Garden Adventure Activity Sheets to get your students exploring nature. These activities not only teach your students about the plants and animals around them, but they ask your students to act, read, create and investigate. They also encourage students to be involved in their environment, to think about their surroundings and to use their imagination. Best suited for second through fifth grade. 


  • Student Enrichment Programs
    • Little Plants on the Prairie: (TBD)
    • Rainforest Ecology Activity Program: $6.50 (plus tax)*
    • Plants We Eat: $6.50 (plus tax)*
  • Student Tours
    • Adults/seniors/students/active military: $8.00 (plus tax)*
    • Children (4-12): $6.00 (plus tax)*
  • Guided Scavenger Hunt
    • $5.00 (plus tax)*
  • Children’s Garden Adventure Activity Sheets
    • $0.25 per worksheet per student

*Crystal Bridge Conservatory admission included in price. Pricing reflects group rate. Lead teachers are free. For every 10 kids you bring, 2 additional adults (assistant teachers, parents, etc.) receive free admission. Any paying adults are $6.00 (plus tax). Everyone must pay together; people paying individually must pay regular admission rates


To book your tour, please complete the Group Visit Request Form.  Once submitted, you will be contacted within 3 to 5 business days for final confirmation.


Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to answer any further inquiries regarding student enrichment programs or student tours.

For other questions call Lily Peppers, Youth and School Program’s Coordinator, at (405) 445-5162 or email