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Bring your students to Red Butte Garden and explore the outdoors on a science-based field trip!

Find your school type below, then click on the trip titles to learn more about your options.

Field Trip Updates for School Groups:

  • Spring 2022: Garden Field Trips are filled to capacity. We are unable to take additional spring field trip requests.
  • Summer 2022: Self-Guided Field Trips can be requested at this time.
  • All 2022-2023 School Year Field Trips: open to request in August 2022. Date and time TBD.

Questions? Contact us at: fieldclasses@redbutte.utah.edu

During our busy seasons it can take up to two weeks for processing field trip request forms. Thank you for your patience. We respond to submissions as soon as we can.

Utah Public School and Utah Charter School Field Trip Options:

Utah publicly-funded, K-12 schools are not charged admission for their Field Class (confirmed reservation is required).

The Field Class (field trip) format is newly revised to enhance SEEd standards for the 21-22 school year!

Please read the description and options before requesting a field trip.

CURRENTLY FILLED TO CAPACITY FOR SPRING 2022.

Field Trips with Garden Educators will be open to request for the 2022-2023 school year in August 2022.

K-6 student scientists explore the Garden on a SEEd-based investigation of your choice! Students can begin the investigation in the classroom with a Virtual Garden tour filled with phenomenon. At the Garden, students dive deeper into their investigation and record findings in their own field journals. (Materials are supplied by Red Butte Garden at the beginning of the Field Class.)

  • All Field Classes are entirely school chaperone-led.
  • Garden Educators will be stationed throughout the Garden with activities and hands-on experiences to enhance your investigation. (Please note this is subject to change).
  • To visit the Garden without an investigation or materials as described above, please select "Self-Guided" in your request form.

Click HERE. to learn about the investigations you can choose from.

Field Classes last 1.5 to 2 hours depending on grade level.

CURRENTLY FILLED TO CAPACITY FOR SPRING 2022.

Now booking summer 2022. Field Trips for the 2022-2023 school year will be open to request in August 2022.

Explore the Garden with your K-12th grade students, teachers, and school chaperones.  This is a great opportunity to experience your classrooms specific curriculum in our maintained gardens or natural area!

  • Does not include Red Butte Garden Educators or activities.
  • Entirely teacher and school chaperone-led.
  • Field Trip reservations are typically 2 hours.

Publicly Funded Schools: K-12th Grade Self-Guided Field Trip Request click HERE

CURRENTLY FILLED TO CAPACITY FOR SPRING 2022.

Field Trips with Garden Educators will be open to request for the 2022-2023 school year in August 2022.

Currently for K-6th grade students. We partner with the Natural History Museum of Utah for full day field trips. To learn more about the partnership field trip experience, please visit HERE.

For the Red Butte Garden portion of the field trip: K-6 student scientists explore the Garden on a SEEd-based investigation of your choice! Students can begin the investigation in the classroom with a Virtual Garden tour filled with phenomenon. At the Garden, students dive deeper into their investigation and record findings in their own field journals. (Materials are supplied by Red Butte Garden at the beginning of the Field Class.)

  • All Field Classes are entirely school chaperone-led.
  • Garden Educators will be stationed throughout the Garden with activities and hands-on experiences to enhance your investigation. (Please note this is subject to change).

Click HERE. to learn about the investigations you can choose from.

Field Trip reservations: Typically ~1.5 hours- 2 hours at each facility *depending on grade level. It is a full day field trip with lunch reservations at NHMU.

For K-12th grade students. This field trip day is geared towards being accessible to neurodiverse students and students with special needs.

On Focused Learning Days, Red Butte Garden and the Natural History Museum of Utah have special accommodations and volunteer-led activities specific to the group reserved. Feedback from this day will help RBG and NHMU improve programming for all students.

If you have any questions or interest in Focused Learning Day, please email fieldclasses@redbutte.utah.edu or fieldtrips@nhmu.utah.edu

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Private Schools, Independent Schools, and Other (school related) Field Trip Options:

At this time, we do not receive funding to support free admission for non-publicly funded schools and student groups. All participants (students and adults) will be expected to pay admission upon arrival to the field trip at Red Butte Garden.

CURRENTLY FILLED TO CAPACITY FOR SPRING 2022.

Field Trips for the 2022-2023 school year will be open to request in August 2022.

Bring your students to the Garden for your own self-guided exploration or choose one of our self-guided investigations!

For K-6th Grade field trips:

  • All field trips are school chaperone-led.
  • Teachers can choose an investigation for their field trip.  Investigations include access to a Virtual Garden tour filled with phenomenon related to your chosen investigation and a printable field journal that students can use to dive deeper into their investigation and record findings during their time at the Garden.

Click HERE to learn about the investigations you can choose from. 

If you choose to visit the Garden without an investigation focus, please select "Self-Guided" when you request your K-6th grade field trip.

Field Trip reservations: 1.5 hours -2 hours *depending on grade level

Field Trip Request click HERE

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