Garden Closed

Due to the closure of the U.S. Capitol Campus to the public, the U.S. Botanic Garden continues to have altered operations.  Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens and the Terrace Gardens are open while the Conservatory and gated outdoor gardens are temporarily closed. Please monitor www.USBG.gov for updates on operating status. Many resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, and online programs. Connect with resources from home at www.USBG.gov/AtHome.

Teachers, Schools, and Field Trips

Our virtual field trips are currently all booked for the 2020-2021 school year. If you would like to be placed on a list if spaces become available, please send an email to usbgfieldtrips@aoc.gov. Thank you.


Thank you for thinking of the U.S. Botanic Garden as an extension of your classroom. Whether through science, art, storytelling or curiousity, our living classrooms offer amazing opportunities for plant-based learning. To explore our different educational offerings, book and plan your field trip, and explore professional development opportunities, click on the boxes below.

Field Trip Experiences -- children using magnifying glass

field trip logistics -- school bus on street in front of the garden

field trip resources -- students looking at desert plants

professional development -- teachers looking at stomata through microscopes