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Olbrich Botanical Gardens offers several ways for your group to experience the amazing world of plants. Visiting school groups will benefit from a rich learning experience, offering hands-on experiential education that can supplement classroom curricula and state learning standards.

Olbrich offers different tour options depending on your grade level and group. See the options below to decide what fits your unique needs.


Ecology Explorer 2014

Grades K-5

October 14, 15, 16 & 21, 23, 23 & 28, 29, 30
November 4, 5, 6 & 11, 12, 13

Explore the relationship between plants and animals. Investigate various habitats during a guided tour through the outdoor gardens and learn about food chains, the water cycle, and habitats at guided learning stations indoors.


Tropical Explorer 2015

Grades K-3

January 27, 28, 29

February 3, 4, 5 & 10, 11, 12 & 17, 18, 19

Discover the fascinating world of the tropical rainforest habitat. Participate in a guided tour through the Bolz Conservatory and engage in guided learning stations that highlight the unique features of a tropical rainforest habitat.


Botany Explorer 2015

Grades K-3

April 21, 22, 23 & 28, 29, 30

May 5, 6, 7 & 12, 13, 14 & 20, 21 & 26, 27, 28

Investigate the diverse world of plants. Discover the parts of plants and plant adaptations at guided learning stations and participate in a guided tour of the Bolz Conservatory.


moreSelf-Guided Visits

Scheduled self-guided visits are available for groups that are unable to fit in our schedule or would rather tour the Outdoor Gardens or Bolz Conservatory on their own.


moreGarden Etiquette

Please share this garden etiquette with any group that is planning a trip to Olbrich Botanical Gardens.


Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719