Please fill in the following information.  Clicking "submit" at the bottom of the form will send your request to our Education Department.  We will contact you as soon as possible with confirmation of date and time.  Thank you for your interest in our programs! 

When booking, please note: Camden Children's Garden is Open Wednesday thru Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

Group Reservations / Field Trip Form

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Please choose one of the following field trip options:
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Please note, Camden Children's Garden is Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays.
Camden Children's Garden Opens at 10am
Camden Children's Garden Closes at 5pm
Would you like optional garden lessons? (up to 30 students per lesson) *
If "Yes" above, please select your lesson(s)
Please see link to the right for NJ State and Common Core standard alignment.
Example: Butterfly Habitats, 2:00pm, grade 4, 16 students AND Tree homes, 3:00pm, grade 2, 21 students
Tent Reservation for Lunch? ($10) *
This $10 fee reserves a tent area for your entire group to have lunch.
Do you want extra Amusement Ride Tickets at $1.50 each? *
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Bus Parking Pass: $10 each
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More Information

Visit the Camden Children's Garden on a self-guided tour. Enjoy the various themed gardens, learn about butterflies at the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House and Education Center, ride some of our amusements and enjoy a day at the Garden. A ratio of 1 chaperone to 5 students is required. The required number of chaperones will receive complimentary admission. Additional adults are $5.50 each. Pre-registration is required.  

LESSONS AT THE GARDEN

Enhance your visit with an engaging Garden Lesson. Rates are $55 for grades K-2 (30 minutes), $70 for grades 3-6 (45 minutes), and $75 for grades 7-12 (45 minutes). A variety of topics are available for students K -12, including butterflies, soil, trees, migration, biodiversity, tropical rain forests, nutrition and many more. Lesson options are listed in the form (left). Please call or e-mail for information on NJ Core Standard and Benchmark lesson alignment - 856-365-8733, education@camdenchildrensgarden.org

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Let the Camden Children's Garden come to you! All of our engaging, and interactive on-site lessons can be brought directly to your classroom. Outreach programs rates are $85 for a 30-45 minute program (30 student maximum per session). Please note, a $50 mileage fee will be applied to outreach sites located 20 miles or more from the Camden Children's Garden.

Standard Alignment

All of our lessons are aligned with NJ Core Standards and Next Generation Science and Common Core standards.

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Lesson Descriptions

Preschool Programs

TREE-mendous Trees: Explore the TREE-mendous world of trees and forest habitats through this interactive program. Students will learn to identify the different parts of a tree, discover the variety of creatures that call a tree home, and make bark and leaf rubbings. If the lesson is conducted on site, the students will participate in a nature walk.

Silly Seeds: What does a plant need in order to grow? Students will discover the world of germination through hands-on activities ranging from seed dissection, to seed sorting, and science experiments related to seed dispersal. The lesson will include a seed related craft and story.

Feathered Friends: Students will dive into the world of birds and learn how to identify where birds live, and what they eat based on physical characteristics. Students will handle replica bird beaks, practice feeding like a hummingbird, and make their very own bird feeder to take home. The lesson will conclude with a story about birds.

Wiggly Worms & Soil: Where does a worm live and how does it help the soil? What is soil made of? Students will uncover the answer to these questions and more as they work up close with red wriggler worms and other soil critters. If conducted on site, students will dig in the soil for decomposers. If conducted off-site, students can help make a compost bin (if arranged prior).

Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar: Trace the development of a butterfly from an egg to an adult. We will read and act out parts from Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. The lesson will include a butterfly life cycle craft.

Diggin' For Dinos: Travel back in time to walk with the dinosaurs! Students will become paleontologists and learn about dinosaur egg size and teeth shape through interactive matching games. The little paleontologists will also learn the art of fossil imprinting and make their own Gingko imprints to take home.

    

Grades K-2

Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar: Trace the development of a butterfly from an egg to an adult. We will read and act out parts from Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”.

Tree Homes: Some scientists claim that a tree can be home to 500 creatures. Meet some of these creatures up close, complete bark rubbings, participate in a leaf scavenger hunt and plant your very own maple seed to take home!

Silly Seeds: What does a plant need in order to grow? Students will discover the world of germination through hands-on activities ranging from seed dissection, to seed sorting, and science experiments related to seed dispersal. The lesson will include a seed related craft and story.

Recipe for Soil: What is going on beneath your feet? Take a close-up look at soil, its many components and the organisms that live in it. Students will have the opportunity to hold red wriggler worms and conduct their own soil percolation rate experiments.

Rainbow on My Plate: Students will embark on a nutritious adventure as they learn about the importance of eating a variety of different colored foods at every meal. Through a series of sorting games and hands-on activities, students will discover how different colored foods help keep different parts of their bodies healthy.

Yummy Plant Parts: Students become botanists as they work together to build a tomato plant and label all of its working parts. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to decipher a fruit from a vegetable and describe the life cycle of a flowering plant from seed to fruit!

A Leaf of a Different Color: Why do leaves change color in the fall? Follow a leaf from beneath the bud in winter to a mulch pile the following fall. Embark on a fall nature walk, complete leaf rubbings and listen to a fun fall story. Program available September-November.

Fred the Fish: A Water Pollution Story: Join Fred the Fish on his downstream adventure from the mountains to the city. Learn how activities we do every day, from throwing our trash away to washing our cars, can impact local waterways and turn Fred's crystal clear aquatic home into a polluted mess right before our eyes.  

 

Grades 3-5

Butterfly Habits: What makes a butterfly an insect? How do butterflies protect themselves? Learn about the interesting life cycle of butterflies and the ways evolution has helped them protect themselves from becoming someone else’s lunch.

Tree Detective: What is a tree? Did you know trees have names? How do scientists classify trees? To answer these questions we will embark on a tree-filled scavenger hunt and look at the various characteristics scientists use to identify trees, using dichotomous keys as our guides.

Have Seed, Will Travel: Check out how and why seeds travel from their parents. Some plants hitchhike, while some blow in the wind. Can you guess which seeds float? For our on-site audience, plant a seed in an “eco-pot”, and then take it home.

Let it Rot! Take a look at recycling for your garden. Don’t waste all of your treasures by tossing them in the garbage; create a mini compost heap. Learn which things to add and which to avoid in a healthy compost pile, and which critters can help.

Birds of a Feather: Birds come in all shapes and sizes. Learn how different species of birds have evolved to survive in the environments in which they are found. Through games and hands-on activities, students will learn to identify both a bird's habitat and food source by examining our feathered friend's physical adaptations.

WETlands: Explore the wetlands around the Delaware River through story and pictures. Discuss the many reasons wetlands are important. Students will work in groups to build their own wetland filters.

 

Grades 5-6

Soil Detectives: It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it! Get out those test tubes and soil samplers. Check the pH and use a thermometer to determine soil temperature. Identify and classify different types of soil.

Germination: Have you ever looked inside a seed? Compare and contrast different types of seeds by their structure, and learn the function of each part. Explore the plant life cycle.

Bouquet for Butterflies: Why are some flowers very special for butterflies while other flowers have very few visitors? Take a closer look at pollination and which critter pollinates what flower. Some flowers have different shapes to welcome some pollinators while shutting out the competition.

Photosynthesis: Discover the source of life on the planet and learn how trees can transform this vital energy from the sun into food. What parts of a tree play a role in doing this?

Tree Detective: What is a tree? Did you know trees have names? How do scientists classify trees? To answer these questions we will embark on a tree-filled scavenger hunt and look at the various characteristics scientists use to identify trees, using dichotomous keys as our guides.

 

Grades 7-12

Tropical Rainforests: Issues in Conservation. If saving rainforests is so popular, why are we still losing so much rainforest today? Learn about some of the issues that make this popular goal so difficult to achieve, and what you can do to help the cause.