Chicago Botanic Garden

The Garden’s 31 different natural areas offer a wide variety of types of plants, environments, and even architecture for groups to explore. Guided field trips typically explore the shape, structure, and adaptations of different seeds, trees, and plants found in the garden. Older grades can embark on a field study, using the prairie, the lake, and other parts of the garden to study how plants and aquatic life adapt to and reflect their environment. Students might collect water samples, compare the different plant parts involved in reproduction, look at photosynthesis under a microscope, or pot a plant to take home.
Contact Info 
Address: 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. Cook County. Tel: 847-835-5440. Email: Website: Hrs: Daily, Vary by season.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science. 

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