School Field Trips
Brookgreen Gardens is committed to sharing its resources through scheduled guided programs with students and teachers by offering a wide range of topics specifically geared to the student group from Kindergarten to 12th Grade. The beautifully landscaped sculpture gardens; the Wall Lowcountry Center; The Lowcountry Zoo; the Creek Excursion; a Ricefield Overlook, and the Lowcountry Trail provide students with opportunities to view plants and animals in their native settings and to learn about Brookgreen’s rich plantation history.
Registration is required at least three weeks in advance of the field trip date. For a current list of educational programs, please download the current School Programs Brochure.
To reserve your field trip, download the Registration Form. Complete the form, save it as a Word document, then click on the email address at the bottom of the registration form and attach the saved Word document; or print and complete the form and mail to: Coordinator for Education Programs, Brookgreen Gardens, P.O. Box 3368, Pawleys Island, SC 29585; fax it to Coordinator for Education Programs at 843-235-6045; or email a scanned copy to email@example.com. Registration is complete only when a confirmation letter – with a confirmation number – has been received by the school via postal mail, fax, or email. If you do not receive a response to your emailed or faxed registration within 48 hours, please call 843-235-6049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellations: Cancellation of a field trip must be called in to the Coordinator for Education Programs at 843-235-6049 at least 24 hours in advance. Failure to provide advance notification of a field trip cancellation causes significant scheduling difficulties for the staff and volunteers. Outdoor programs will not be canceled because of light rain. Outdoor programs will be canceled or postponed due to acts of God, torrential rains, or thunderstorms.
Important Additional Information: Brookgreen does not permit self-guided tours for school field trips. Groups must stay together and with Education Support Volunteer (ESV) at all times while at Brookgreen Gardens. School groups are not allowed to go to any areas other than their scheduled programs. NO EXCEPTIONS. Teachers and chaperones are responsible for monitoring the conduct of the field trip students and are not to bring other children. School groups are not permitted to ride on the public shuttle. Adults/Chaperones who are Members of Brookgreen must comply with the school field trip policies and be included in the final count for attendance and costs for all programs.
Home School and Virtual School Groups: Please telephone (843)235-6049 to receive registration information about programs.
Special Needs: Brookgreen Gardens welcomes Special Needs students. Special Needs Classes can be accommodated in certain programs. Please inquire upon registration. For Special Needs students in regular classes, advance notice is required in order to ensure a quality educational experience.
Group Size: To ensure quality of programs and safety, Brookgreen Gardens can effectively handle a maximum of 100 students per school per day. Each Art, Nature, and History educational program will accommodate a maximum of 25 students, 1 teacher, and 1 registered chaperone. Students must be divided into groups of 25, but not less than 10, and assigned to an educational program prior to arrival at Brookgreen.
Fees: All fees will be collected at the Admissions Plaza or may be prepaid by school check or credit card. The Admissions Plaza cannot make any changes. The Admissions Plaza can accommodate cash, school checks, credit cards, and purchase orders.
Admission Fees are $2 per student. There will be no Admission Fee for Teachers and their one (1) registered Chaperone. ADDITIONAL ADULTS/DRIVERS WHO TRANSPORT STUDENTS MUST PAY THE REGULAR ADMISSION BUT ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ATTEND THE PROGRAMS. AFTER DROPPING STUDENTS OFF, THEY MAY VISIT THE GARDENS UNTIL THEY PICK-UP STUDENTS. TEACHER/CHAPERONE PASSES ARE PROVIDED ONLY TO REGISTERED ATTENDEES. PAYMENTS ARE BASED ON THE NUMBER OF ATTENDEES CALLED IN BY NOON ON THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT DATE.
Revised on August 13, 2015.