Event Date

April 16 - December 31, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Field Study Trips

Program Information

Pre-K-12th grade students will think and inquire like real-world scientists as they explore BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. 

Point of Contact

Michelle Schmidlkofer

GROW Administrative Specialist

Self-Guided Explorations provide the freedom to explore the Fort Worth Botanic Garden at your own pace. GROW Educators will not be present during this experience. 

Available: Year-Round,  Monday - Friday 9 am - 3 pm 

$6 /participant (students & registered adults)

Minimum of 20 participants to qualify. 

Any unregistered adult joining on the day of a Self-Guided Exploration will pay the regular garden admission of $12.

Self-Guided Exploration pricing is available for schools, homeschool groups, and after-school programs for children Pre-K-12th grade only. If you want to register a college class or an adult group to visit the garden, please contact Stephanie Sellers for group rates: stephanie.sellers@fortworthtexas.gov

Fill out our quick inquiry form to request a date for your exploration!

Please contact Michelle Schmidlkofer at mschmidlkofer@brit.org with any questions or concerns about self-Guided Explorations. 

map of garden with picnic areas labeled

About Field Study Trips


If the situation allows, we will reschedule programs for a later date. In the meantime, follow this link to enjoy online classes and activities from the GROW Education team. If you have questions or concerns, please email the following:

  • Volunteer Opportunities: volunteer@brit.org
  • Adult Education & Field Study Trips: Michelle at mschmidlkofer@brit.org
  • Children & Families, Homeschool, Girl Scouts, Butterflies in the Garden Special Programming: Rachel at rlincoln@brit.org


Registration is currently open for the following Field Study Trips:

Spring GROW-Guided Experiences are two-hour, immersive experiences led by our amazing GROW educators at the following locations:

  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden campus (Click here to download a detailed guide.)
  • Botanical Research Institute of Texas (Click here to download a detailed guide.) 
  • Submit an inquiry form here to request a date at either location. 

Self-Guided Explorations provide the freedom for to explore at your own pace. GROW Educators will not be present during this experience.

Because the activities for Butterflies in the Garden take place on the BRIT campus, there is not a separate GROW-Guided experience available at BRIT during this exhibit. BRIT experiences will resume in May, learn more here.

*Any unregistered adult joining on the day of a Field Study Trip will pay the regular garden admission of $12 (or additional Butterflies in the Garden admission if going to Butterflies). We encourage you to register all parents to save time and money.

Registration for Butterflies in the Garden Field Study Trips is now closed as we have reached full capacity for our allotted time slots.