Grades 6–8 Self-Guided Field Trips

Students stitting on a stone wall in a garden smiling at the camera.

Exciting Changes for Fall 2023

Beginning in fall 2023, our educator-guided and self-guided field trips are free for school groups in grades pre-K through 12 (ages 4–18).

Making these programs free ensures they are accessible to all, keeping with our mission of bringing joy and inspiration to everyone through the beauty of nature, conservation, and learning. 

Plan Your Visit

Contact Us

10:00 am–5:00 pm

Download and Print These Curriculum-Based Activities to Use During Your Trip

Pollination Activities

Longwood Grant for Title I Schools

The Longwood Grant for Title I Schools provides reimbursement of up to $500 per school bus for schools visiting the Gardens as an educator-guided or self-guided field trip. Schools that have 30% or more of the student population qualifying for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program are welcome to apply once a reservation is confirmed.

Applications must be completed and approved 3 weeks prior to your visit. Funds are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Make the Most of Your Visit

Gardens Map

Download a printable map to explore the Gardens before your visit and navigate while you’re here.