School Programs

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MUN Botanical Garden offers a variety of education programs designed to enrich the Newfoundland science curriculum. Programs are designed to meet the curriculum objectives for the grade.

Our Program

  • Offered between May and November for Grades K-12

  • Takes place outside, therefore, suitable clothing and footwear are necessary; this is a rain or shine program.

  • Available Monday to Friday.

  • Group size: We can host between 1-3 classes at a time, depending on the requested date and the staff available.

Can’t get away? MUNBG education staff can visit your school and can spend the day presenting to individual classes, see our Outreach Program.

Program Options 

1.5-hour Program | Cost: $3.00 per student

  • Short classroom visit; an hour to explore the gardens, pond and a short section of the trail.

Half-Day Program | Cost: $5.00 per student | program is 3 hours.

  • Classroom visit; explore the gardens and pond; nature hike on one of the trails; hands-on activity.

Full-Day Program* | Cost: $8.00 per student

  • Classroom visit; explore the gardens and pond; a more in-depth nature hike; hands-on activity; nursery tour; compost area exploration and game.
  • The program can run 9:00 am - 2 pm with a 1-hour lunch break.
  • * This program is weather dependent due to limited indoor lunch-time space, it also depends on the class size.


Program Themes

Suitable GradesProgram ThemesProgram Description
K & G1Signs of the SeasonUsing their senses, students will explore the signs of the season in the garden.
K & G1Butterflies Up-CloseLearn all about butterflies, from their lifecycles to their relationships with plants and flowers. If you have raised butterflies in your classroom, this is the perfect place to release them!
G2 to G4Plants vs. AnimalsLearn all about the animals that live at the Garden and why this is their favourite home!
K to G3Plants, Soils, and CompostingIt's what we do best! From the soil on up, learn all about what plants need and how to grow them.
K to 4HalloweenPlease note this program is only offered in the fall.
G4HabitatsExplore the many habitats at the Garden, and learn about what makes each one different.
G6The Diversity of Life in the GardenFrom big to small, we'll talk dinosaurs to microorganisms. Your students will investigate what types of plants and animals live in our Garden!
G7Ecosystem DiscoveryExplore our Boreal forest! Investigate different ecosystems and explore succession. We will also discuss producers, consumers, and decomposers in the food web.
G8Wetland DiscoveryDeepen your learning about the water cycle, watersheds, and water quality while exploring the forest at the Botanical Garden.


Don't see the curriculum objective you want? Let us know, we can adapt our program to suit each class's individual needs.

All school programs will be interactive and include hands-on activities to encourage self-discovery. Also, the majority of the program will take place outside rain or shine.

To book a school program at the Botanical Garden, please use our online form or contact Education Staff at or 864-8590.


Botanical Garden

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000