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 Gardens||Guided Tour: Exploration of the Gardens with a Selby Guide|
|Grade Level||Pre-K to College|
|Cost per student||$7.00||$10.00|
|Student Capacity||Capacity is 60 students (one bus/visit)|
|Cost for teachers & chaperones||Free admission for teachers (with ID), and 1 chaperone per 10 students. Additional chaperones are $10.00|
|Reservations required?||Yes (for discounted pricing)||Yes|
|Program Duration||Up to you! Selby is open from 10-5pm||60-75 minutes, groups may stay in the garden and self-guide|
|Additional Notes||Students 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 Book||Online Reservation Form|
Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them, and is designed for anyone who works with children aged 3-7, including teachers, non-formal educators and youth organization leaders.
For more information on Selby Gardens Educational Programs, please contact us.
Funding Available! Selby Gardens has a designated fund at the Community Foundation ear-marked just for Sarasota County Public Schools visits. Visit the following website to learn more and begin your application: http://www.cfsarasota.org/