1Many educational programs available at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Some of these are new, some are tried and true. We hope you find something (or several things) that are a great fit for your students! 

Programs

Available for booking at 10am every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday throughout the school year. Each program lasts 2 hours. Must schedule at least 14 days in advance.

REAP

RAINFOREST ECOLOGY ACTIVITY PROGRAM (REAP)

Students explore the tropics as they learn about the layers and animals of the rainforest and the products that come from it. 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 accommodate any elementary level.

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PLANTS WE EAT

Students learn the parts of the plant and which part their favorite foods come from in this fun, interactive program. Basic plant anatomy as well as familiar and exotic plants are discussed. Students will have a blast searching for some of the plants discussed in our conservatory. Geared towards Kindergarten to 2nd grade, but adaptable to any elementary level.

 

Tours

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Tour with a Garden Guide

No time for an ecology class? No problem. Schools are always invited to tour the Crystal Bridge and learn about the plant life with a Garden Guide. During a tour you’ll explore two vastly different ecosystems and learn about the plants that thrive in each of them.

Available at 10am or 1pm, Monday through Friday. 30 minutes to 1 hour. Pay regular admission and get a guided tour at no additional charge. Must schedule at least 14 days in advance. Grades 5-12.

 

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Self-Guided Tours

Lead your own adventure! Pick up a self-guided tour brochure and lead an exploration past towering palms, behind crashing waterfalls and along winding paths.

Available anytime, Monday through Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sundays 11am to 5pm. Advance notice for groups larger than 15 people is recommended to ensure availability.

 

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A Guided Scavenger Hunt

Students embark on a scavenger hunt for rainforest plants that feed either people or animals. After the scavenger hunt students take an abbreviated tour of our desert and rainforest habitats.

Available at 10:00 am or 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. 30 minutes to 1 hour. Pay regular admission and get a guided scavenger hunt at no additional charge. Must schedule at least 14 days in advance. Grades Pre-K to 4.

 

Admission

GROUPS 10+

Children are: $4 for tours, $5.50 for REAP and Plants We Eat classes (includes admission to the Crystal Bridge)

Adults are: $6, For every 10 kids you bring, 2 adults are free

Contact

Call Lily Christman
Youth and School Program’s Coordinator, at (405) 445-5162 or email lchristman@myriadgardens.org to schedule a field trip today!