School Programs

from preschool to high school

Extend your classroom to Selby Gardens by taking your students on an engaging, informative journey in our unique, tropical botanical gardens. Please see Tips for a Successful & Full Visit to prepare for your visit. We offer specialized programs or can tailor a tour to the needs and interests of your students. Programs are age-appropriate and designed with curriculum in mind. We offer self-guided and experiences for students from preschool to high school.


School Tours at Selby Gardens

 Self-Guided Experience: Independent Exploration of the GardensGuided Tour: Exploration of the Gardens with a Selby Guide
Grade LevelPre-K to 12th
Cost per tudent$5.00$7.00
Student CapacityCapacity is 60 students (one bus/visit)
Cost for teachers & chaperonesTeachers free;
One free chaperone per 10 students, additional chaperones $10.00 each
Reservations required?Yes (for discounted pricing)Yes
Program DurationUp to you! Selby is open from 10-5pm60-75 minutes, groups may stay in the garden and self-guide
Additional NotesStudents are divided into groups of 10-15 to explore the gardens with a Selby Gardens Guide. Guided groups may select their focus area and hands-on investigation. Click here to see our field study options.
How to BookOnline Reservation Form

2014_2015 Selby School Tour Offerings Chart

2014_2015 Selby School Tour Packet

For more information on Selby Gardens Educational Programs, please contact us.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is proud to participate in EdExploreSRQ.com. EdExploreSRQ.com was created in partnership with the Sarasota County Schools, the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, the Science and Environment Council of Sarasota County, and the Patterson Foundation.

Selby Gardens’ school programs are made possible by a generous contribution from the Koski Family Foundation. The Division of Cultural Affairs also provides funding for school programs. Additional support for serving Title One schools is provided by the Patricia Rederer Memorial Fund.