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Field Trips

Plan Your Outing

Our Education Team is pleased to invite your group to enjoy beauty and nature in the rich learning environment at Green Bay Botanical Garden!

Our Children’s Garden is expanding!

We look forward to sharing the newly expanded Carol & Bruce Bell Children’s Garden with your students in 2023. We’re connecting nature, play, and learning as we transform 2.5 acres into a wonderland that all ages are sure to enjoy!

Guided Field Trip

$4.50/student

One (1) adult per five (5) students and all teachers are free. Additional adults are $4.50/person.

2 hours and up to 1.5 mile walk on paved and mulch paths

Enjoy a comprehensive learning experience in the Garden with a guided field trip given by a knowledgeable guide. Guided field trips must be arranged at least four weeks in advance.

Limit: 60 students and 12 adults at a time

Self-Guided Field Trip

$4/person

One (1) adult per five (5) students and all teachers are free. 
Additional adults are $4/person.

It’s simple: your class, a great learning environment, and as much time as your class wants to spend. Pick up Garden maps and scavenger hunts at the Fischer Visitor Center and wander formal gardens, native plantings, wooded trails, and other areas at your own pace. Self-guided field trips must be arranged at least one week in advance.

Payment

Payments for field trips can be made in advance, upon arrival, or invoiced after the trip. Advanced payments can be made by phone with a credit or debit card or by mail with a check. Remember to contact our Education Team if something about your program changes.

Cancelations

If the date or time of a scheduled tour must be changed, contact the Garden at least two weeks prior to your visit. All efforts will be taken to reschedule the visit. However, schedules fill up quickly during spring and fall seasons. If an alternate date cannot be planned, contact our Education Team to request a refund.

Program Scholarships

The Garden provides a limited amount of financial assistance to schools or organizations that have 40% or more participation in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program (FRLP). Reach out to our Education Team for more information on scholarships.

Know Before You Go

Students should be dropped off and picked up at the entrance to the Fischer Visitor Center and buses are able to park at the back end of the parking bays.

Include time for your class, teachers, and additional chaperones to assemble before and after your field trip.

Students should dress comfortably for the weather (walking shoes, jacket, etc.). Field trips are held rain or shine, except for severe weather where indoor activities will be substituted at the Garden’s discretion.

Most paths are accessible, but some paths may be uneven in parts of the Garden. Alternative field trip accommodations for students with disabilities are available. Please inform the Education Team of accessibility needs.

Picnic tables are available on the Mabel Thome Patio on a first-come, first-served basis, but visitors are welcome to eat on the grassy areas within the Garden or parking lots. All garbage must be carried out or brought to a trash receptacle in the Fischer Visitor Center. The Garden is not able to offer indoor lunchroom facilities in case of inclement weather.

If you’re looking for a virtual option for your students, whether for the classroom, virtual instruction, or homeschooling, check out our virtual field trips or contact us for other options by completing our request form.

Keep us in mind for your curriculum, whatever the school year may bring!

Also, don’t forget to keep an eye on our Facebook page and YouTube for a variety of activities to do.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Chip Refsguard, Education Coordinator, at 920.491.3691 ext. 107 or crefsguard@gbbg.org.