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Youth Education

The Youth Education Program serves over 12,000 children and their families every year, providing opportunities for children to explore, discover and learn in the natural world. With a strong focus on San Francisco's communities, Youth Education programs reach almost every elementary school in the San Francisco Unified School District, while family programs welcome community members to make the Garden their big back yard. Learn more about the many offerings for pre-school and school-aged children, summer groups and families, as well as opportunities for teachers, interns, and volunteers to learn more and get involved.

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School Programs

Make the Garden your outdoor classroom - a variety of school programs provided by staff, volunteers and interns will make the natural world come alive for your students! All programs are provided free of charge to participating groups. Click here for more information about guided and self-guided school visits.


Summer Groups

Summer break is time to play outside! Summer camps, daycare providers and other community groups enjoy free activities designed especially for children enrolled in their summer programs. Click here to learn more about summer activities for community groups.

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Family Activities

Get outside to play and learn together at San Francisco Botanical Garden! From garden crafts to bug hunts in the Children's Garden, to story time and our summer book club at the Library, families with children of all ages will find something to enjoy. Click here to explore family offerings at the Garden.


Volunteers and Interns

Join the Botanical Garden community and learn while you help make our programs and Children's Garden great! Volunteer opportunities and paid internships provide hands-on experience with children and gardens. Click here for more information about participating at the Garden.

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Opportunities for Teachers

Enhance your teaching in the natural world while rediscovering the joy of learning at San Francisco Botanical Garden! Participate in programs described here or contact Annette Huddle, Director of Youth Education, at for more information.



Look here for a range of resources offered by San Francisco Botanical Garden for children, teachers and parents.

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 | $9 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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