Grades K–5 Educator-Guided Field Trips

Three children and an educator hundling in a circle examining a plant.

Field Trips

Educator-guided field trips are free for school groups with 15 or more students in grades pre-K through 12 (ages 4–18).

We are delighted to make field trips accessible to all, keeping with our mission of bringing joy and inspiration to everyone through the beauty of nature, conservation, and learning.


Choose One of the Following Curriculum Programs

  • Grades K–2

    Plant Power

    What makes a plant a plant? And how is one plant different from another? Investigate Longwood’s living collection of plants to discover the different parts of a plant and learn about the types of pollinators attracted to them. Try a hands-on experiment to find out more about a plant’s basic need for light.

  • Grades K–2

    Tree-mendous Trees

    Discover Longwood’s tree-mendous trees! Explore and identify trees on our historic property, apply math skills to estimate the size of trees, and compare findings. Think like an arborist and observe how changes in the environment, changes in the season, and pests can affect the health of trees.

  • Grades 3–5

    Plant Power

    What’s so special about plants? For one, plants support all life on Earth. Find out more while learning how to read a plant tag, comparing differing characteristics and adaptations of plants, and discovering the native regions of plants that can be found growing around the globe.

  • Grades 3–5

    Tree-mendous Trees

    Discover Longwood’s tree-mendous trees! From deciduous to evergreens, investigate how environmental factors affect the growth of trees. Think like an arborist and examine tree rings, collect data, and compare findings that affect the health of trees. 

  • Grades 3–5

    Benefits of Nature

    Spending time in nature helps to amplify creativity, imagination, and relaxation. Students will delight in discovering new ways to experience inner happiness while outdoors as they practice mindfulness by engaging the senses and reflecting on nature.

Upcoming Dates 

August 7, 2024
Fall Field Trips Requests Open

September 9, 2024
Fall Field Trips Begin

October 10, 2024
Field Trip Requests Close

October 31, 2024
Fall Field Trips End

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about educator-guided visits to the Gardens.

Looking for a program to fit your students’ needs?

Our Accessible K-12 Garden Discovery Program is customized to the unique needs of students that require supportive services.

Contact Us

10:00 am–5:00 pm

Pre- and Post-Activities

Explore a variety of activities to engage your students before or after your field trip.

Title I Grants

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.

Plan Your Visit

Children’s Map

Help your children navigate our Gardens with a print-ahead map designed just for them with child-friendly highlights.

Make the Most of Your Visit