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  • School Field Trips

    Thank you for your interest in bringing your class to the Arboretum. We are currently accepting reservations for self-guided field trips and our NGSS Field Study program.

    To reserve a field trip date, please submit your request via the appropriate link below. A representative will get back to you within the week to confirm your reservation. All reservations must be made online. For questions about school visits, please contact Brooke Applegate at 626-821-5897 or brooke.applegate@arboretum.org.



    Available to all grade levels, self-guided visits of the Arboretum present a wonderful opportunity to enhance your classroom curriculum. With their chaperone as their guide, students can explore science, history, wildlife, or simply spend a day discovering nature. Click the link below to book a self-guided visit.


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    The Next Generation Science Standards Field Study program is available to 4th and 5th grade students from Title 1 Schools. Available on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, this 2.5 hour program includes a guided garden exploration followed by field journaling and hands-on science activities. Click the link below to learn more and book an NGSS Field Study program.


    (Exclusively for 4th & 5th grade students from Title 1 schools)

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    Coming Soon! Guided Nature Investigations 

    The Arboretum will soon offer a variety of interactive programs for grades 1 through 12. Lead by Arboretum educators, each “Nature Investigations” will take students on a journey into the garden where they will take a closer look at the incredible natural systems at work. Nature Investigations are currently in the development stage and will be available to book online once available. Offered at 9am and 10:30am, these 45 minute programs will replace our previous Guided Tours. (Nature Investigations are not yet available to book at this time. Please check back for updates.)



      • Reservations are required.
      • Students are admitted free of charge.
      • Adult chaperones are admitted free of charge up to a ratio of 1 adult per 5 students. Tickets for any adult over this ratio are $15.00 and must be bough online in advance.
      • The Arboretum requires a 1:10 ratio of adults to students. CHAPERONES CANNOT BE OTHER STUDENTS- THEY MUST BE STAFF MEMBERS OR GUARDIANS. 
      • Students must be accompanied by a chaperone at all times (college students excepted).
      • Self-guided visits are available Monday through Friday for grades preK-College.
      • The Arboretum opens for school visits at 9:00 am. Schools cannot enter past 4:00pm
      • NGSS Field Study programs are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am-12pm and offered exclusively for 4th and 5th grade classes from Title 1 schools. This program can only accommodate 30 students. 
      • For all other rules and regulations, please read our Arboretum Field Trip Guidelines.
      • To help guide your school group, please download the Self-Guided Tour Information. 
      • For preK-2nd graders, download the Picture Scavenger Hunt. 
      • A limited amount of bus funding is available for Title 1 schools. Please see the “Transportation Grant” section below. 

    Transportation Grants 

    All Transportation Grants for the current school year have been awarded. Please check back in August to apply for the 2023/2024 school year.


    Arboretum in the Classroom

    Want to experience the Arboretum virtually instead? Check out some of our educational videos below:

    Can’t make it to the garden, but still want to explore nature-based learning?

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    © 2019 Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens

    Phone: 626.821.3222

    301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91007