Virtual Field Trips

Take your school group on a virtual field trip of Garfield Park Conservatory! Field trips of all kinds are an important way for students to make connections between the classroom and the real world, and to deepen their learning across subject areas. We have developed a new virtual field trip option to provide an exciting and educational experience for your group, and we look forward to helping you plan an engaging and meaningful virtual field trip to the Conservatory.

Each virtual field trip will include an orientation based on the chosen science topic, a guided, interactive, theme-focused tour throughout the collection with a Conservatory educator, and the opportunity for questions and answers throughout. More information about the field trip topics is on this page.

*New for February 2021! Join our Black History Month field trip to get inspired by plants and their connections to Black Americans and Black history. More information below.

All of our virtual field trips will include:

  • A live-stream, interactive experience with a Conservatory educator
  • Choice of a variety of themed experiences, including Introduction to Plants, Adaptations, Pollination and Plant Reproduction
  • Access to printable copies of select resources
  • The opportunity to deepen student learning across subject areas in one of Chicago’s most beautiful institutions

Book your field trip today by pressing the big green button!

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [MA10-17-0193-17]. Additional funding provided by PNC, the Seabury Foundation, and the Dr. Scholl Foundation.
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