Planning, prices and pre-visit information can be found here.

You can book a visit online.

We have a variety of resources available, both for use in school and on a visit to the Garden.

Led by expert staff, our workshops for KS2 allow your class to experience the beautiful Botanic Garden and ignite their interest in plants and science. All workshops are hands-on and involve exploring the Garden and getting up close with some of our 8000 species of plants. We can support your science curriculum learning in Plants, Living Things and Their Habitat, Evolution and Inheritance and Working Scientifically.

Workshops for KS1 link to the National Curriculum and allow you to bring your learning about plants to life. Enthuse your class with a morning experiencing the Botanic Garden in a hands-on way with our expert staff. Workshops are two hours long. We can support your pupils’ science learning in Plants, Living things and Their Habitats, Seasonal Changes and Working Scientifically. We also offer a workshop which supports your work in English and Art and Design.

Our workshops for EYFS are one hour long and will allow your pupils to experience the wonder of the natural world in the beautiful space of the Botanic Garden. You can combine a workshop with spending time in the Garden to picnic or explore on a self-led basis. The workshops support many areas of the EYFS framework, particularly Understanding the World, Literacy and Communication and Language.

Primary

KS1

Stories in Art: Words and Pictures

What is art? How can we understand it? We will look at 3 different artworks together and think about how artists tell stories using pictures instead of words, using the paintings to inspire our own creative writing.

Join us at 7pm to help Maddie and Greg find clues, solve puzzles, and search the tropical rainforests and deserts of the Botanic Garden to find the secrets of the mysterious Moonflower which flowered at the Garden for the first time last year.

All bookings are subject to change in accordance with government guidance.

There is no charge for our standard school sessions, but donations are welcomed to support the Museum learning programme (recommended donation of £3 per child).

If you are a UK based school wishing to visit the Museum with your class, please use the booking form to make a request. Please note that the Museum is closed on Mondays. We advise submitting a request at least 2 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment and allow time to receive a confirmation.

Bookings are now open for the 2022/23 school year

Planning, prices and pre-visit information

If you wish to check availability before you complete the form, either email us or call on 01223 331875.

An exclusive early morning tour of our exhibition, Gold of the Great Steppe (opening 28 September), with members of the team behind the show.

Ticket holders are entitled to a 20% discount in the Courtyard Cafe 10am-noon on the day, and a 10% discount on the exhibition catalogue, available for purchase in the Courtyard Shop, on production of your ticket.

Your booking will also include a ticket for general admission, should you wish to visit the rest of the museum after the tour, when the museum opens to the public at 10.00.

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