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School Visits

About Powell Gardens’ School Programs

We are excited to announce K-5 school programs for the 2020-2021 school year! These standards-based school programs are designed to supplement science content covered in the classroom with fun and engaging learning activities. Use our programs to introduce new concepts or provide students opportunities to apply previously learned content in the natural world. With more than 900 acres of cultivated and natural landscapes, we have hands-on learning opportunities for all students.

Each program is 90 minutes and incorporates using field journals, investigating nature, practicing science skills, and playing nature games. Once the school program is finished, spend the day touring the other garden areas. Students love climbing the barn silo, playing in the children’s garden, and spotting wildlife throughout the gardens. Space is limited so reserve your program today!

K – 5th GRADE VISITS

Powell Gardens offers a variety of themed program options for youth K-5. All reservations are first-come, first-served based on availability. Total payment for program admission is due in advance. Call 816.697.2600 to submit payment. One adult chaperone is required for every 10 students (teachers/staff may serve as chaperones).

Guided programs must be booked at least two weeks in advance of the desired date and are scheduled during weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. All guided programs are 90 minutes and begin when you arrive. Any remaining time may be spent as a self-guided visit to experience all other garden areas. Guided K-5 program reservations require a group minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 80 students per time slot. Larger school groups may be divided into two programs and will be scheduled in back-to-back time slots.

Self-guided groups wishing to visit the gardens should use the schedule a self-guided visit link to ensure we have you on our group visit schedule. We like to greet all our groups to ensure they have a pleasant experience.

Guided Program Fees

Students – $8
Teachers/Staff – free
Chaperones/Parents – $10

Self-Guided Visit Fees

Students – $4
Teachers/Staff – free
Chaperones/Parents – $10

SCHEDULE A GUIDED PROGRAM          SCHEDULE A SELF-GUIDED VISIT

Guided Program Options for 2020-2021

Summer Programs

This summer, Powell Gardens will offer a variety of themed programs! These offerings are suitable for children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. The recommended program time is 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., with room to accommodate 15-60 children. Powell Gardens has plenty of room for groups to eat lunch and explore other parts of the Gardens after their program.

Total payment is due before the day of your visit. Call Powell Gardens at 816.697.2600 to make a reservation and pay for your group. One adult chaperone is required for every 10 students.

Guided programs must be booked at least two weeks in advance of the desired date and are scheduled during weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. All guided programs are 90 minutes and begin when you arrive. Any remaining time may be spent as a self-guided visit to experience all other garden areas.

Guided Program Fees

Students – $8
Teachers/Staff – free
Chaperones/Parents – $10

Self-Guided Visit Fees

Students – $4
Teachers/Staff – free
Chaperones/Parents – $10

Reserving Guided or Self-Guided Tours (COVID-19 Update)

We look forward to having your group in the Gardens! Group reservations should be made two weeks prior to visit. Advance registration is required. These precautions are in place to ensure we have plenty of space in the Gardens for your group to spread out in accordance to COVID-10 social distancing guidelines.

To reserve a visit for your group, fill our the guided or self-guided visit form linked below. Once received, a staff member will call to confirm the details of your visit and take payment over the phone.

SCHEDULE A GUIDED PROGRAM          SCHEDULE A SELF-GUIDED VISIT

If you have questions or need help with scheduling your visit, please call Powell Gardens at 816.697.2600.

Summer Programs at Powell Gardens