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Youth Education

All school groups are welcome to visit the Garden free of charge. With 55 acres of plants from around the world, the Garden is a vital resource for immersive educational experiences in the natural world.

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School Group Visits

School Group Visits

We welcome all school groups, regardless of age, grade, or size of group, to come to the Garden free of charge for a self-guided visit. Please follow the steps below to plan your school's self-guided visit to the Garden.

We will be offering guided programs for San Francisco K-2 classes this fall, though our capacity remains limited. Please use the Group Visit Request Form below to register your interest in a guided program.

  1. Fill out the Group Visit Request Form. You can expect a response from us within 5 business days.

  2. Review our Group Visit Information Sheet and Rules and Behavior Agreement

  3. Download the Visitor Map

  4. Interested in visiting the Children's Garden? Click here for directions to the Children's Garden and check out our Children's Garden Activity Cards in English or Spanish for inspiration on how to spend your time in the garden.

  5. Plan your parking and transportation: There is bus parking outside of Golden Gate Park's nursery (100 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, westbound). After unloading buses, your group is welcome to park along MLK Dr. wherever there is public parking – there's often space for another bus or two near the park's nursery.

  6. Access more of our resources below

Teacher Resources

Get outside to play and learn together at
San Francisco Botanical Garden! 


Annette Huddle
Director of Youth Education
(415) 661-1316, ext 406

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