School Field Trips

Tyler Arboretum is now accepting field trip reservations for spring, 2024!

Guided Field Trips at Tyler Arboretum provide students with more than just a fun day out of the classroom; we create inclusive learning experiences where students make meaningful connections with the natural world.  

Our experienced naturalist guides deliver engaging, age-appropriate curricula while fostering the emergent learning that arises from following the interests and questions of the group on the day. Hands-on activities and take-home projects tie directly into the lessons to provide a richer engagement with nature.  

Tyler Arboretum’s Guided Field Trips are responsive to the changing seasons, the conditions of the day, and the needs of the group, so they are never the same twice. 

Who: Pre-K through 5th grade students. Max group size 105 students.  

When: Our spring field trip season runs from Wednesday, March 6th until Thursday, June 6th.

What time: Field trips are offered Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am-11:30am, with optional picnic time afterwards.

What: Spring field trips offer students the opportunity to learn from and explore the natural world with knowledgeable naturalists. All field trips include age-appropriate, hands-on activities, immersive experiences, and a lot of fun. Academic Standards: 3.3 Biological Sciences, 4.6 Ecosystems and Their Interactions. 

Types of Field Trips Available:

Nature Adventures [PreK-5th grade]: Smell the spring flowers, marvel at the autumn leaves, or learn how Tyler’s living things survive through winter. Our experienced naturalists will create a unique, seasonal trip to highlight the wonders of the Arboretum at every time of year.

Standard Field Trip – $12/participant

  • Includes: One free Child Admission coupon for every field trip participant, valid for future admissions

Add-Ons:

  • Picnic area reservation: $20
  • Stay all day! All-day admission: $2 per paying participant

Field Trip PLUS – $22/participant

  • Includes: One free Family Pass for every field trip participant, valid for future admissions.
  • Free picnic area reservation.
  • Stay all day! Includes all-day admission on the day of your field trip.

Every field trip will include a guided experience, naturalist activities, and an age-appropriate educational take-home activity. Includes and requires 1 free adult chaperone per 10 students (1 per 5 for PreK/K groups). Adults providing one-on-one services to students with special needs are free and are not counted as chaperones. Additional adult chaperones are charged as participants.

Max 105 students/Minimum charge is for 10 students.

Title 1 schools and schools with at least 30% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch may be eligible for free field trips and transport. Please indicate this on your inquiry form.

We strive to make our trips as inclusive as possible. Please indicate requests for special accommodations on the interest form. Wheelchair-accessible trips are available on request.

Spring is a spectacular time at Tyler Arboretum. Learning opportunities abound on our 650-acre campus filled with gardens, streams, forests, and wildflowers. We can’t wait for you to join us!