Field Trips

Bartram’s Garden is your outdoor classroom.

We welcome more than 5,000 students annually for low-cost, interactive educational programs showcasing nature, art, and history. Our field trips, virtual lessons, school visits, and teaching resources serve schools, camps, and community groups with students from pre-K through high school.

Photograph courtesy of Rachael Warriner.

Lessons at Bartram’s Garden can be adapted and incorporated into a range of lesson plans. Our inquiry-based curricula meet academic standards from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and National Science Foundation.

 

Did you know?

  • Bartram’s Garden is easily accessible by public transportation. Bus parking and picnic areas are available.
  • We provide free field trips and other educational programs, including bus transportation, to Southwest Philadelphia schools and other organizations in the 19142, 19143, and 19153 zip codes.
  • Programming for all other organizations is available at a low cost based on the number of students.
  • One adult chaperone is required for every 10 students.

Reserve Your Field Trip Today

To begin planning your field trip or virtual lesson, please email Education Manager Leslie Gale at lgale@bartramsgarden.org.

PDF Resources

Field Trip Catalog

We offer a variety of in-person and virtual field trips for schools and groups. Click here for full lesson descriptions.

Free Teacher Resource Packet

Enjoy creative lesson plans from our educators for use in school, home, or group settings for students in pre-K through Grade 6. Click here to download.

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Family Programs

Year-round family programs highlight nature, art, and history for kids of all ages and their caregivers.

Youth Programs

Calling local students! Paid youth internships and free summer camp available.

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

Boating & Fishing

Enjoy all that the Tidal Schuylkill River has to offer.

Flowers, Plants & Trees

See what’s blooming, find a favorite tree, and stroll the gardens and natural lands.

Gardening

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants and grow your own food.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.