Class Policies

Cancellations and Refunds
Every attempt will be made to notify you regarding the status of your class. If it is necessary for Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden to cancel a class due to insufficient registration, you will receive a full refund by check.

Should you choose to cancel your registration, refunds are made only when the Education-Center for Teaching and Learning Department is notified at least 14 days prior to a tour and 7 days prior to all other activities. Refunds must be requested. A $10 service charge per class is applied to all refunds. A check will be issued within three weeks of cancellation and refund request.

Classes are NOT interchangeable. Classes may be canceled if minimum enrollment is not reached.

We hope you will be able to attend every session in a multi-session class. If you need to miss a session of class you may ask another registered student to take notes for you and collect handout material. Substitutions or transfers are not permitted. Registration fees are not prorated. If you do not attend any portion of class, your registration fee is forfeited. Refunds will not be issued to students who have attended classes, or if class has already begun.

Space is limited and we do not have child care facilities. Please be considerate of fellow students and leave babies and children at home. If you have visitors, please feel free to bring them to Fairchild between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (there is a $25 admission fee). They may enjoy visiting Fairchild while you're in class. Please do not bring guests to class.


Cell Phones
Please be considerate of others and turn off cell phones and beepers during class. 


Parking for Classes
Parking for students enrolled in classes held at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden:

  • For all daytime classes, please park and enter at the South Gate of Fairchild.
  • For all night classes, park and enter through the Pancoast Gate at the South Entrance.

Students enrolled in classes that are not held at Fairchild will be sent directions with their registration confirmation.