Field Study Trips

Pre-K through 12th Grade

Registration is currently open for 3 types of Field Study Trips:

Self-Guided Explorations provide the freedom for to explore at your own pace. GROW Educators will not be present during this experience.

Butterflies in the Garden Field Study Trips are two-hour, immersive experiences that visit both BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Conservatory, led by our amazing GROW educators. The cost is $8 /participant (students and registered adults).* Garden admission can be added at $2 /participant. Submit an inquiry form to request a date, or click here to download the Field Study Trip Guide with details and pricing.

Spring GROW-Guided Experiences are two-hour, immersive experiences at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden campus, led by our amazing GROW educators.Submit an inquiry form to request a date, or click here to download the Field Study Trip Guide with details and pricing. 

Because the activities for Butterflies in the Garden take place on the BRIT campus, there is not a separate GROW-Guided experience available at BRIT during this time. BRIT experiences will resume in May, more information will be available soon.

*Any unregistered adult joining on the day of a Field Study Trip will pay the regular garden admission of $12 (or additional Butterflies in the Garden admission if going to Butterflies). We encourage you to register all parents to save time and money.

Program Information

Pre-K-12th grade students will think and inquire like real-world scientists as they explore BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. 

Point of Contact

Michelle Schmidlkofer

GROW Administrative Assistant

Registration is currently open for 3 types of Field Study Trips:

Self-Guided Explorations provide the freedom for to explore at your own pace. GROW Educators will not be present during this experience.

Butterflies in the Garden Field Study Trips are two-hour, immersive experiences that visit both BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Conservatory, led by our amazing GROW educators. The cost is $8 /participant (students and registered adults).* Garden admission can be added at $2 /participant. Submit an inquiry form to request a date, or click here to download the Field Study Trip Guide with details and pricing.

Spring GROW-Guided Experiences are two-hour, immersive experiences at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden campus, led by our amazing GROW educators.Submit an inquiry form to request a date, or click here to download the Field Study Trip Guide with details and pricing. 

Because the activities for Butterflies in the Garden take place on the BRIT campus, there is not a separate GROW-Guided experience available at BRIT during this time. BRIT experiences will resume in May, more information will be available soon.

*Any unregistered adult joining on the day of a Field Study Trip will pay the regular garden admission of $12 (or additional Butterflies in the Garden admission if going to Butterflies). We encourage you to register all parents to save time and money.

Upcoming Events

Self-Guided Exploration

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Self-Guided Explorations provide the freedom to explore the Fort Worth Botanic Garden at your own pace. GROW Educators will not be present during this experience. 

Available: Year-Round,  Monday - Friday 9 am - 3 pm 

$6 /participant (students & registered adults)

Minimum of 20 participants to qualify. 

Any unregistered adult joining on the day of a Self-Guided Exploration will pay the regular garden admission of $12.

Self-Guided Exploration pricing is available for schools, homeschool groups, and after-school programs for children Pre-K-12th grade only. If you want to register a college class or an adult group to visit the garden, please contact Stephanie Sellers for group rates: stephanie.sellers@fortworthtexas.gov

Fill out our quick inquiry form to request a date for your exploration!

Please contact Michelle Schmidlkofer at mschmidlkofer@brit.org with any questions or concerns about self-Guided Explorations. 

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Butterflies in the Garden

Field Study Trips

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Butterflies in the Garden Field Study Trips are two-hour, immersive experiences led by our amazing GROW educators. Students enjoy TEKS based, nature-inspired activities at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and explore the Fort Worth Botanic Garden's Conservatory with live butterflies! 

Available March 3rd through April 10th, Tuesdays through Fridays.

This Spring season we are offering: 

  • Pre-K - 2nd Grade: Skippers
  • 3rd - 5th Grade: Swallowtails
  • Middle/High School: Blue Morphos

Available Time Slots:

  • 10:00 AM (120 Participant Maximum)
  • 12:30 PM (60 Participant Maximum)

$8/ participant (Students and Adults)    $2/ participant Garden admission add-on

$160 minimum for groups of 20 or fewer

Click here to download our Butterflies Field Study Trip Guide for further details on experiences and pricing. 

Fill out our quick inquiry form to request a date for your Field Study Trip!

Registration for GROW-Guided Field Study Trips at the Botanic Garden is also available! Learn more here!

Please contact Michelle Schmidlkofer at mschmidlkofer@brit.org with any questions or concerns about Field Study Trips.

GROW Guided Field Study Trips

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GROW-Guided Field Study Trips are two-hour, immersive experiences available at both BRIT* and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden campuses, led by our amazing GROW educators. Students can become scientists in our herbarium of over 1.5 million plant species, explore the many areas of the gardens, and learn about botany in TEKS based, nature-inspired field study trips! 

FWBG Experiences:

  • Pre-K - 2nd: Super Seeds
  • 3rd - 5th: Texas Ecoregion Roundup
  • Middle & High School: Spectacular Systems

Because the activities for Butterflies in the Garden take place on the BRIT campus, there is not a separate GROW-Guided experience available at BRIT during this time. BRIT experiences will resume in May, with more information available soon.

Available : Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 am – 12 noon (exceptions upon request)

$7 /student and $5 /registered adult

$140 minimum for groups of 20 or fewer.

Any unregistered adult joining on the day of a Field Study Trip at the Garden will pay the regular garden admission of $12.

Click here to download our Spring 2020 Field Study Trip Guide for further details on experiences and pricing. 

Submit an inquiry form to request a date for your Field Study Trip!

Registration for Butterflies in the Garden Field Study Trips is also available! Learn more here!

Please contact Michelle Schmidlkofer at mschmidlkofer@brit.org with any questions or concerns about Field Study Trips.

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