Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park includes an arboretum spanning over 400 acres, as well as Coe Hall, the ornate, sprawling Gold Coast estate of insurance magnate William Robertson Coe. School and youth groups can engage in hands on learning with the arboretum’s experienced Environmental Educators, who curate age-specific tours of the grounds and the main greenhouse. 
Contact Info 
Address: 1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay, New York, 11771. Nassau County. 
Tel: 516-922-8668. 
Hrs: Daily, 9AM-5PM.
For a small fee of $7.00 per student, school children can visit for one of our science/nature based field trips. Field trip topics include “Playing with Plants”, “Radiant Rainforest”, “FALLing into Leaves”, and “Tremendous Trees”. All information presented during the trips support school curricula and consist of games and activities that entice students to participate and have fun while they are learning. For more information please contact education coordinator, Maximillian Fogel at (516) 922-8668 or email
Contact Info
Contact: Maximillian Fogel.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-5th. 
Group Size: Up to 2 classes.
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 5:1.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Bring Your Own.
Cost: $7/student.
Accessible To: Physically Challenged, Learning Challenged.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Social Studies. 
Topics Covered: Science, biology, botany, environmental science, horticulture, plant cycle, scientific method, U.S. history, 1920s America.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Students act like plant hunters to observe plant life. Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find.... Continue