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Historic Spanish Point Campus

Field Trips

All subjects can be taught in a garden! School groups can explore both our Downtown Sarasota campus and our Historic Spanish Point campus virtually, or explore the gardens in-person on a self-guided tour.

* Due to COVID-19, guided tours are currently unavailable.

Signature Virtual Explorations for k -12

Selby Gardens’ virtual explorations consist of pre-recorded virtual tours and complementary curricular packets for area educators who might not be able to travel to the gardens or would like to augment a self-guided tour. Each curricular packet thoughtfully combines numerous instructional standards in social studies, science, math, and language arts.

We are happy to tailor any of the programs in support of unique student needs and interests, or for a different grade level than those suggested. Have a special class project in mind? Email schools@selby.org to discuss the possibilities! Virtual explorations are free of charge. To book a virtual exploration fill out the form below.

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided school groups can reach curricular goals, deepen understanding of classroom lessons, and support unique student needs and interests with a visit to explore our gardens. Enhance or build your visit around one of our seasonal exhibits, or choose the date that works best for you to explore and find inspiration in Selby Gardens’ plants, wildlife, and remarkable views of Sarasota Bay. Supplemental self-guiding activities and talking points about Selby Gardens are available for download here. To book a self-guided tour fill out the form below.


School Tour Booking Request

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Selby Gardens School Tour Reservations

  • * Required

  • 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.
  • $7 per student for a self-guided visit. Virtual explorations are free.
  • 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.
  • i.e. Is your trip grant-funded? Is your school Title One? Questions/special requests?

Complimentary Teacher Resources

Please click the link below to access  variety of Complimentary Curricula that can be used in the classroom to further explore topics like mangroves and estuaries, epiphytes, and native Florida plants and history. Resources are tailored by grade level and include project ideas, classroom activities, and related vocabulary.

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