Urban Advantage (UA) elementary teachers: Use your UA vouchers to register for a School Group Guided Workshop. Learn more >
Urban Advantage Garden Expeditions are designed for New York City middle school teachers. Teachers: turn your class field trip into a rich learning experience at Brooklyn Botanic Garden by redeeming a UA class visit voucher for one of our specialized UA Garden Expedition programs.Each UA Garden Expedition program includes the following:
- Instructor-led introduction to the topic
- Guided tour highlighting BBG’s plant collections
- Journaling activities
- Hands-on planting activity for students to take home
- Special post-visit activities to extend Garden learning into the classroom
- Plant Adaptations: Thriving in a Challenging Environment
- Multiplying Plants: An Introduction to Asexual Reproduction
Please call 718-623-7220 to register. The fee is one Urban Advantage (UA) elementary voucher per class.
Other Ways to Visit BBG
School Group Guided Workshop: These guided school programs include topical interactive activities and tours (fee: $150). Learn more >Self-guided tours: Bring your class for free when you register online at least two weeks in advance. Preregistered self-guided groups receive an admission pass for entry to the Garden grounds, Steinhardt Conservatory, and school lunch area. Register for a self-guided tour.
- Visit the Garden for free yourself, using your UA teacher voucher. This is a great way to plan a field trip before bringing your students. Simply turn in your voucher for admission at a BBG entrance.
- Need a rain plan? The Steinhardt Conservatory offers an indoor setting where you and your students can explore tropical, desert, warm-temperate, and aquatic plants as well as the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum. The Steinberg Visitor Center provides interactive exhibits about sensory exploration of the Garden, plant identification, and BBG’s history.
Ask us for help! We are happy to help you plan your trip and answer questions about guided school programs, self-guided school visits, and other programs that support science learning at BBG. Contact Barbara Kurland at [email protected] or call 718-623-7235.