Field Trips and More

At Powell Gardens, we take pride in researching best practices in hands-on educational programs, paying close attention to the state science standards you as a teacher need to teach so you can offer a memorable learning experience students will enjoy and you can justify. Check out our Pathways in Learning field trips as well as workshops and opportunities just for you!

Pathways in Learning Field Trips

Powell Gardens' Pathways in Learning programs are designed to meet your scheduling needs, whether you can stay one hour or half a day or need a program delivered to you. Now is the time to choose your path!

Path 1: Seed Starter Programs (Preschool-Grade 5)

These one-hour field trips are designed to help your students discover nature. Tailored by grade level, they spark the imagination with activities that make learning science fun. Where applicable, all programs align to current state science standards and Grade Level Expectations. Place us on your field trip list today.

Path 2: Good to Grow Program (Grades 3-5)

In response to growing concerns of the health of our youth, the Good to Grow initiate was developed by the trained education staff at Powell Gardens. It is a three-hour plant science experience for grades 3 through 5 steeped in promoting healthy choices.

Path 3: Middle School and High School Programs

From pond exploration to a behind-the-scenes look at large-scale plant production, our programs tailored to middle and high school students will be both educational and intriguing.


Field Trip Pricing & Logistics

Seed Starter programs are $6/student with no charge for school staff. Chaperones pay $10 each. There is a minimum of 13 students or $78/group. Special rates apply to the Good to Grow program.

Times, Dates and Lunch Options

Field trips may be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Two outdoor picnic areas are available for lunch breaks.

Confirmation Packet

After your requested program is processed, you will receive an email confirmation that includes:

    • A participation agreement
    • Field Trip Guidelines to be signed and returned before your visit

The Fine Print

To confirm your program, prepayment is required at least two weeks prior to your requested date. Refunds will not be made unless a cancellation is requested five business days before the program date. A cancellation fee of $20 will apply. No partial refund will be made for less than $20.


When You Can't Get to Us

Sometimes weather, scheduling or budgetary issues don’t allow you to bring your students to Powell Gardens. Our Growing Indoors outreach program brings classroom versions of our on-site favorites to you, including Ladybugs and Butterflies, Worms for Supper and It’s A Bugs Life. To schedule an on-site program at your school, email or call Linda at 816-697-2600 x209.