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Field Trips

Selby Gardens’ signature guided school tours include a docent-led general tour of its Downtown Sarasota campus along with a choice of hands-on field study options. Standard programs are tailored by grade level and topic.  Selby Gardens can also work with teachers on individualized field trip opportunities to support unique student needs and interests or special class projects. For more information about field trip options, click on our School Programs Guide.

Book a School Tour

Thank you for your interest in visiting Selby! Please submit the form below to complete your booking request. If you do not receive confirmation of your request within one week of completing this form, email

If you do not receive confirmation of your request within one week of completing this form, please email

PLEASE NOTE: Any changes made to an existing reservation must be made via email to l

Self-Guided Tours

In addition to docent-led field trip opportunities, Selby Gardens has several self-guided explorations available to teachers throughout the year. School groups can reach curricular goals, deepen understanding of classroom lessons, and support unique student needs and interests with a teacher-led visit to explore Selby Gardens. For more information on Selby Gardens Educational Programs, please email


School Tour Booking Request

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  • School tours are scheduled from 10:00-11:30 A.M. unless other arrangements have been made. All visits must occur during business hours M-F 10am-5pm.
  • Max. 60 guests -- including adults -- per visit date.
  • $10 per student guided, $7 self-guided; June-August visits are all self-guided.
  • Please note: One free adult per 10 students; maximum of two adults per 10 students. Adult chaperones above the 1:10 ratio will be charged $10 for admission. Adults beyond a 3:10 ratio will pay regular admission.
  • Add-on presentations can be arranged for an additional $200 per tour group. Presentations are approximately 45 minutes and take place in Rainforest Amphitheater following a school tour. Add-on must be in conjunction with a scheduled school tour (guided or unguided.
  • We can store the lunches in carts, but no refrigeration is available. We recommend bringing blankets for a picnic-style lunch but we do have 7 picnic tables available in the bayfront lot adjacent to the Childrens' Rainforest Garden.
  • i.e. Is your trip grant-funded? Is your school Title One? Questions/special requests?

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