Come Grow With Us! Take your group on a tropical excursion in the heart of the city. A field trip to the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens is a great experience for school groups and scouts!
There are many ways to enjoy the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens with your group:
Take a self-guided tour on your own or with our Plant Passport (free with admission)
Enjoy a 2-hour field trip class with NCG education staff
Groups in Winnebago County
NCG-led field trip: $8/student
Self-Guided trip: $4/student
Groups Outside Winnebago County
NCG-led field trip: $10/student
Self-Guided trip: $6/student
Tuesdays - Sundays during regular facility hours
Submit Your Field Trip Request
Contact Lyndi Toohill at 815.987.1654 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
With a hydroponic garden by Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, your students can experience gardening while learning lessons about photosynthesis, nutrition, pollination, and more in an indoor garden system that is completely soil free!
Nicholas Conservatory Field Trip Grant
Because the connection with the natural world is so important to the goals of the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, we are now offering field trip grants for schools that serve low-income populations. Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens field trip grants are generously provided through the Nicholas Family Foundation.
Congratulations to the 2018 Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens Field Trip Grantees: Easterseals Kindergarten, Easterseals 6th grade, and Riverdahl 4th grade. Grant application for the 2019 Field Trip Grant will open in October 2018.