Homeschool Program 2019-2020

2019-2020 Dates coming soon   

Our homeschool guided programs are especially designed for children between the ages of 6-12 and include hands-on lessons where every child can see the world as Fairchild’s botanists do. 



Flying WILD: October ` Soar into Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden using birds as the focus with hands-on activities connecting real-world experiences in bird biology, conservation and natural history.


Plants that Changed the World: November   Explore Fairchild’s collections and discover some of the amazing plants from faraway places that had an impact on our world. Participants will be amazed to discover that humans eat different plant parts, including the roots, stems, flowers and bark!


Plant Animal Interactions and Adaptations December  Plants and animals have evolved to have special kinds of relationships, often times depending on one another for their survival. On this journey, we will explore the special pollination of orchids and the Million Orchid Project!


South Florida Ecosystems and Invasive Species: January   Explore South Florida ecosystems and the features that make them unique. Learn how to identify key native plant species in each habitat and participate in hands-on activities that will teach about South Florida’s unique tapestry of life. Learn about the uninvited threats to these fragile communities.


The Wonderful World of Insects: February  Learn about the diverse world of insects, as participants investigate the interdependent relationship between insects and us. Become an entomologist for the day as we learn the importance of these six legged creatures and the different stages of the insect’s life cycle!


Tropical Rainforests and Deserts: March   Take a journey with us as we explore the Desert and South Florida’s largest tropical rainforest exhibit. Through hands-on exploration, participants will learn about desert and rainforest plant adaptations, the resourcefulness of the rainforest people in mastering the use of these plants, and the diversity of the rainforest.

Cost:     $12 students,  $15 adults, $6.00 siblings (2-5 years old); 

                please note that payment is non-refundable.

Times:  10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Space is limited therefore we do not accept walk-ins. To register, click here. For more information please call 305.663.8094 or email