Escape to a beautiful 100-acre
educational resource and enjoy the wonder of the garden as the students enrich
their knowledge of nature while meeting academic standards. Experience soaring
palms in the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory,
acres of native grasses and trees in the Arboretum and Oberman Bird Sanctuary,
colorful symmetrical plantings in the Hitchcock-Kountze Victorian Garden and so
much more through our various
educational programs for you and your class to enjoy!
Special Highlights (dates subject to
· Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea
o On display January 20 through May 14
· Arbor Day Festival (discovery tours
o April 25, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
· Glass in Flight (an art exhibit featuring
insects and pollinators)
o On display April 28 through October 15
· Model Railroad Garden
Open May through
October, weather permitting
· Goldenrod Festival (discovery tours
ONLY) - REGISTER NOW!
o September 14, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For important details
regarding the following tour options, please click on
"Pricing and Further Information" BEFORE requesting a
Discovery Tour (Available year-round)
gardens provide an excellent opportunity for meeting educational standards in a
beautiful natural environment. Download and print pre-designed tour packets with
fun activities designed to meet grade specific learning standards as you lead
your students through the garden. The packets also include a suggested tour
route, map and information for the group's leader about each garden. Downloadable tour
resources are available near the bottom of this page.
Conservatory Guided Tour with Activity -
(Available November through March for grades K-8)
With the aid of an
engaging activity, the Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory and nearby gardens
provide an incredible setting to enrich a learning experience
Conservatory-Garden Guided Tour - (Available April through
September for grades K-12)
Explore the wonders of
the plant world in the incredible Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory and enjoy
the surrounding outdoor display gardens of seasonal interest.
Garden Guided Tour with Activity -
(Available April through October for grades K-8)
These tours highlight
outdoor garden areas of seasonal interest. Trained guides will lead educators
and children on a tour through a variety of ecosystems, incredible gardens and
natural landscapes. Either before the tour or
after, a trained guide will also lead educators and children through a
PLEASE NOTE: This particular
tour will last TWO HOURS instead of 90 minutes like the rest of the tours that
we offer. ***This tour is ONLY for
students in K-8th grades.***
Garden Guided Tour -
(Available April through October for grades K-12)
These educational tours highlight amazing outdoor garden
areas of seasonal interest.
Green Studies Tours - (Available year-round)
If the focus of your
collegiate or high school course is botany, horticulture, landscape studies,
entomology or another related plant science (broad subjects such as biology
will not apply), then the green studies guided and self-guided tour options are
a great resource.
SPECIAL ONE DAY FESTIVALS
Arbor Day Festival for the Schools | April 25, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Celebrate the importance of trees, as well as other environmental
conservation messages, as groups participate in self-guided tours to
interactive stations staffed by conservation minded organizations.
Organizations that have participated in the past include: Benson Plant Rescue,
City Sprouts, Keep Omaha Beautiful, Nebraska Extension, Nebraska Game &
Parks Commission, Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, Omaha's Henry
Doorly Zoo & Aquarium and USDA-APHIS-PPQ. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. and is geared towards K-5th grade.
Goldenrod Festival - A Celebration of Native Plants and Animals | September 14, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy engaging stations run by multiple organizations with environmental
messages that will teach students about native plants and animals in the unique
setting that is Lauritzen Gardens. The following organizations are just a
few of those that are expected to attend: Keep Omaha Beautiful, Lewis and
Clark National Historic Trail, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
and USDA-APHIS-PPQ. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is geared
towards Kindergarten through 5th grade.
2023 Tour Information and
Tour Request Links:
Pricing and Further Information
Guided or self-guided tour request
Green studies tour
For more information, please contact
department at (402) 346-4002, etc. 253 or at firstname.lastname@example.org