Frequently Asked Questions for Self-Guided Field Trips

What if I have less than 15 students?  

Groups with less than 15 students will need to book a visit to the Gardens by purchasing individual tickets

What if I have more than 220 students? 

For groups of more than 220 students, a second lead teacher will need to complete an addtional field trip request form and groups will be split over multiple days. A school may not register more than 440 students in a school year.   

Do my students all have to be in the same grade level? 


What if I can’t get enough chaperones to attend the field trip? 

Please contact Group Visits at 610-388-5223. 

Are teachers included as part of the adult count?  


I have students with special needs. How do I ensure their needs are met? 

We strive to ensure that every guest has an excellent experience when visiting our Gardens. If your students require special accommodations, please contact Group Visits prior to your visit at 610-388-5223 .

Who should I contact if I am running late for the program?  

Please contact Group Visits at

Who should check my group in upon arrival?  

The Lead Teacher should check in at the Group Visits desk, located inside the Visitor Center. Be prepared to provide the final student, adult, and student support staff count for the group upon check in. 

Can students bring their own water bottles?