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Summer Youth Groups

Organized groups of children from community centers, day camps, and summer schools are welcome in the Botanical Garden free of charge.


If you plan to visit the Botanical Garden in June, July or August, please complete this form to let us know of your plans and review expectations for Garden behavior with chaperones and children.


Be sure to check out our Self-Guided Visit Resources below to help you plan your visit!

Summer Sprouts Program for Groups
Groups of 10 or more are welcome to visit the Children’s Garden and enjoy special Summer Sprouts activities on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays by reservation, with slots available 10 am to noon or noon to 2 pm. At least one chaperone per 10 students is required. Please note your interest on your registration and we will provide further details.

Self Guided Visit Resources

Nature Explorers Activity Sheets – multilingual, Grades K-8

Teacher’s Guide - includes printable pages and suggestions to create nature booklets

Student versions in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog 


Redwood Scavenger Hunt – multilingual, preK-2

Colorful images help engage your students’ senses, with text in English, Spanish and Chinese. Print your own or request a booklet for each chaperone to borrow for your visit


Preschool Adventure Kits

These bags are stocked with all you need to engage a group of preschoolers in the Garden! Request the BUGS or BEES kit to pick up for your visit

Sketching in the Garden Grades K-2, Grades 2-8

Introduction to using sketching to build observation skills in the Garden. Includes general guidance and simple rubrics for five observation activities. 


Annette Huddle
Director of Youth Education

[email protected]
(415) 661-1316, ext 406

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