Educator-Guided School Groups Program Information

Educator-Guided Programs

Spring 2023 educator-ghuided programs are sold out. 

Rooted firmly in Next Generation Science Standards and/or Common Core State Standards, our cross-curricular programs encourage students to use their prior knowledge and experiences to spark creativity and flexible thinking. Choose a lesson theme for your grade level and watch students apply what they know to solve real-world challenges around the Gardens. Home school and cyber school groups are welcome to participate in our educator-guided or self-guided programs. Our educator-guided school group programs are held rain or shine.

  • 60-minute educator-guided programs are available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday beginning at 10:30 am or 12:00 pm.  
  • Student capacity is limited to 75 students per program time. 
  • School groups are welcome to enjoy the Gardens before or after their scheduled program. A printable map with kid-friendly highlights is available to help chaperones navigate the Gardens.

Program Prices

A minimum of 15 students or $105 program fee is required to reserve an educator-guided program. 

  • Students (ages 4–18): $7
  • Adult Chaperones - complimentary (ages 19+): 1 admission provided for every 5 students purchased
  • Adult Chaperones – additional (ages 19+): $21
  • Special Needs Aides or School Nurses (ages 19+): complimentary admission provided 

Program Payment

A credit card is required to hold an educator-guided reservation upon confirmation of the visit date.

If your desired visit date and time is available, you will receive a confirmation email. Please contact K–12 Reservations (610.388.5210) within one week of receipt of the email to provide a credit card number to hold your reservation. Credit card information may not be received via email communication.

Final student and adult count and payment in full by check or credit card is due 3 weeks prior to the visit date.

The credit card used to hold the reservation will only be charged if payment by check or other credit card is not received 3 weeks prior to your scheduled visit date.  

Full Garden admission will be charged to adult chaperones not included in the final group count.

Lunch Space for Educator-Guided Programs

The Terrace Tent is located adjacent to the Terrace Restaurant and may be reserved for educator-guided school groups at no extra charge. 

Programs beginning at 10:30 am may reserve the Terrace Tent from 12:15–12:45 pm.

Programs beginning at 12:00 pm may reserve the Terrace Tent from 11:30–12:00 pm.

Visiting the Gardens

Pre- and post-activities are available to complement all educator-guided programs.

Educator-guided programs run rain or shine. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes, as the programs are a walking experience.

Longwood Grant for Title 1 Schools

The Longwood Grant for Title 1 Schools provides the opportunity for schools to come to Longwood Gardens to participate in an educator-guided program. The grant is available to schools that have 30% or more of the student population qualifying for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program. Transportation reimbursement is available to schools that have 50% or more of the student population qualifying for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program. Grant applications must be completed and approved prior to scheduling an educator-guided visit date. For additional details and to apply; please visit Longwood Grant for Title I Schools; do not fill out the form below. 

Visiting as a Self-Guided Group?

Contact the Group Visits office at 610.388.5223, available Monday–Friday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm, to make a reservation.  


K-12 Reservations 
Available Monday–Friday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Phone: 610.388.5223