Book a Children’s Group Tour or Outreach

Contact: Youth Education Department

Telephone: (757) 441-5830 x461

Email: youthed@nbgs.org


WOW: Exploration StationTo schedule a school field trip or children’s group tour please email the following information to youthed@nbgs.org

  • Your reservation date and time preferences. (See available dates below.) Groups can arrive at the Garden before their scheduled tour time.
  • The name of the program you would like to reserve.
  • The number of students, teachers and parent chaperones planning to attend.
  • Your complete contact information.

Fall Field Trip Availability (some dates may be booked before website is updated):

Program Start Times Available: Dates:
Tour times available at 10:00, 10:45, & 11:45 (Max 150 students/day): Available October 2, 5, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24

All November dates are currently available except November 17

Tour times available at 10:45 & 11:45 only: (Max 100 students/day):
Tour times available at 11:45 only (Max 50 students/day):
Tour times available at 10:00 only (Max 50 students/day):
Tour times available at 10:45 & 11:45 only (Max 50 students/day)  October 19

Spring Field Trip Availability (some dates may be booked before website is updated):

Tour times available at 10:00, 10:45, & 11:45 (Max 150 students/day): All dates are still available except:

March 23, 29

April 26, 27

May 1, 7

Tour times available at 10:45 & 11:45 only: (Max 100 students/day): May 1
Tour times available at 11:45 only (Max 50 students/day):
Tour times available at 10:00 only (Max 50 students/day): March 23, 29

May 7

School Tours during LanternAsia: March-April 2018

Cost: LanternAsia Guided Program 

Includes admission to Garden, a 45-minute guided tour in Children’s Garden and self-guided access to the LanternAsia Exhibition.

  • $12/student K-8 (school employees admitted for free during field trip).
  • $12/person for adult chaperones (chaperones with Garden Memberships may chaperone the trip free of charge). Chaperones are not guaranteed space on the school tour tram, but will have access to public trams throughout their visit.

Cost: SELF-Guided School Program (recommended for grades 6-12)
Includes admission to Garden and self-guided access to the LanternAsia Exhibition. Self-guided groups may visit the Children’s Garden after 12:30PM.

  • $10/student K-8 (school employees admitted for free during field trip).
  • $12/person for adult chaperones (chaperones with Garden Memberships may chaperone the trip free of charge). Chaperones are not guaranteed space on the school tour tram, but will have access to public trams throughout their visit.

School Tours: Fall & May-June

Cost: Guided School Program with Tram

Includes admission to Garden, tram tour from WOW to Visitor Center and a 45-minute guided tour in Children’s Garden (see specific grade level pages for tour and SOL information)

  • $10/student K-8 (school employees admitted for free during field trip).
  • $10/person for adult chaperones (chaperones with Garden Memberships may chaperone the trip free of charge). Chaperones are not guaranteed space on the school tour tram, but will have access to public trams throughout their visit.

Cost: Guided School Program WITHOUT Tram
Includes admission to Garden and a 45-minute guided tour in Children’s Garden (see specific grade level pages for tour and SOL information)

  • $9/student K-8 (school employees admitted for free during field trip).
  • $10/person for adult chaperones (chaperones with Garden Memberships may chaperone the trip free of charge).

Cost: SELF-Guided School Program (recommended for grades 6-12)
Includes admission to Garden and full tram tour of the Garden. Self-guided groups may visit the Children’s Garden after 12:30PM.

  • $8/student K-8 (school employees admitted for free during field trip).
  • $10/person for adult chaperones (chaperones with Garden Memberships may chaperone the trip free of charge). Chaperones are not guaranteed space on the school tour tram, but will have access to public trams throughout their visit.

Availability: Mondays-Fridays
60 students/2 classes max per time slot
Guided tour times: 9:45AM, 10:45AM & 11:45AM
Self-guided tour times: Arrivals beginning at 11AM

Minimum number of students for Guided Programs: 12