Homeschool Day: Be A Botanist

Spend a day in the boots of a botanist and investigate plants like a scientist. Discover how plants are classified, examine herbarium specimens and design an experiment as you get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the things a botanist might do.


Homeschool Days offer families the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on explorations and take-home projects that families can do together. Each Homeschool Day offers several activity stations set up throughout the Gardens for families to explore. Activities are designed for children ages 6 to 10 years.


Audience: Homeschool Families with Children ages 6-10


Price: $14 non-member; $12 per day per child; One adult per child is free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings ages 3 and up are $7 each. Please use the Adult Ticket option to register the free adult(s) and the additional people ticket option to register additional adults and non-participating siblings ages 3 and up. Non-participating siblings do not participate in take-home activities.


Program Location: Homeschool Day Programs utilize the outdoor spaces of the Gardens as much as possible. As the seasons change, all or portions of the program may be moved indoors as needed, without prior notice


The following safety procedures and requirements are in place for attending onsite classes during COVID-19:


Non-vaccinated adults and children 3 and over are strongly encouraged to wear masks. Mask requirements are subject to change as needed in response to the changes in COVID-19 pandemic.


Class sizes are reduced to follow social distancing protocols. Sharing of materials between participant groups is limited. Workspaces and materials used during the program are disinfected frequently.


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