San Francisco Botanical GardenAbout San Francisco Botanical Garden

Annette Huddle
Director of Youth Ed.
(415) 661-1316, ext 407

Youth Education

The Youth Education Program serves over 10,000 San Francisco school-aged children and their families every year. School groups enjoy perennial favorites like our Guided School Walks and Children's Garden programs, families participate in Story Time Walks or the Urbia Treasure Hunt, and everyone can learn from fun online resources that bring the Botanical Garden to life!

Garden Hours

Open daily at 7:30am / Closing time is seasonal.

Guided School Walk Lottery for Spring 2016 is Now OPEN

Guided School Walks
Get your application now to apply for free spring guided walks for K-5 classes. Lottery deadline is Friday, December 11. Find out more by downloading the Info Sheet below, then print and fax or mail the Application Form to the Youth Education Program office.

If you have been selected for a walk, click on the pink snail for more information to help prepare for your visit.




Bean Sprout Family Days

Bean Sprout Family Days
Families with children of all ages can enjoy nature crafts, garden care, outdoor games and exploration in the Children's Garden a whole variety of activities to do at your own pace with help from garden staff and teen interns. Water thirsty plants, create a crazy critter, dig in our dune sand pit, or share a book in our Living Room.


SFBGS and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Botanical Garden's beauty and value as a major cultural resource are the result of a successful public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $8 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors, Families & Children

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse (Friend/North Gate) | Phone: (415) 661-1316 | Mail: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370

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