Off-Campus Field Trip

Provider: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Contact: Manager of School and Family Programs

Phone: 941-366-5731, ext. 237

Starting cost per student: $7

Additional Info: $7 self-guided

Max. Capacity: 60

Transportation Needed?  Yes

Who Arranges Transportation? School

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  Yes


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Did you know that the rain forests are home to more than half the biodiversity on the planet? Join the Cat in the Hat on a self-guided scavenger hunt through the layers of a tropical rain forest.

Immerse your class in the sights and sounds of the rainforest in Selby Garden’s Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden through this unique experience designed to complement your students’ visit to the Embracing Our Differences Exhibit held at Bay Front Park each spring.

Take advantage of Selby’s proximity to the exhibit with a short stroll along the shore and extend your field trip to include an exploration of the importance of their uniqueness in the greater realm of ecological biodiversity as your students investigate Selby’s world-class collection of tropical plants.

For Title One schools, admission to the Gardens prior to or after a visit to Embracing Our Differences is provided free of charge by the Patricia Rederer Memorial Fund. Admission for all other schools is $5 per student for a self-guided experience.

Seasonal Availability During Embracing Our Differences Sarasota Island Park Exhibit


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