Embark on a learning adventure with the Myriad Botanical Gardens - downtown Oklahoma City's tropical oasis. Our tailored education program led by knowledgeable staff is sure to be a class favorite!
Ecology Classes Offered at Myriad Botanical Gardens
Teachers can click here to download a registration form for our education program.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens' Rainforest Ecology Activity Program (REAP) is designed to reinforce the PASS objectives (Priority Academic Student Skills), national science and state education standards.
The program concentrates on specific themes in biology and ecology while employing a hands-on, inquiry-based approach. Classes are geared toward second and fourth grade, but can translate up to sixth grade. To view our education newsletter, click here.
Classes are offered at 10 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the school year. Call (405) 445-7080 to sign your class up today!
Second Grade REAP Classes
Get on the case and follow the clues as a Crystal Bridge detective. Students will unravel the mysteries of the rainforest as they explore the Crystal Bridge. Interactive activities will teach students about the layers of the rainforest and who calls each layer home. REAP also focuses on the basic concept of photosynthesis and pollination. Class wraps up with an adventurous hike through the Crystal Bridge. Check with the Gardens for grant opportunities.
Fourth Grade REAP Classes
It's bug vision! Get up close with pollination and flower parts through the eyes of a bug. Hands-on activities will teach students how colors play a role in pollination. A video microscope will bring pollen into giant focus. The class wraps up with an eye-opening exploration of the Crystal Bridge. Check with the Gardens for grant opportunities.
Admission (per student) Tax Exempt Taxable Rate
REAP class group rate
Children are: $2.77(group/tax exempt) + $1.50(reap charge) = 4.27 total
Adults are: $4.61(group/tax exempt)
Learn about the plant life in the Crystal Bride by scheduling a docent-guided tour. Tours are available at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pay regular admission and get a guided tour at no additional charge. Please schedule at least 14 days in advance.
No time for an ecology class? No problem. Schools are always invited to tour the Crystal Bridge. Pick up a self-guided tour brochure and lead an exploration past towering palms, behind crashing waterfalls and along winding paths. No reservations required, but advance notice is appreciated.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens is located at Reno and Robinson in downtown Oklahoma City. All day parking is available on Sheridan Ave. Two-hour parking is available on SW 2nd and Harvey avenues.
Metro Transit's Road Scholars program is a great option for getting students to and from the Gardens. At only $.60 per students, it's economical, too. For more information, log on to www.gometro.org or call (405) 235-RIDE.
Field Trip Checklist:
Dress for the tropics. Comfortable shoes and cool clothing are suggested.
Don't forget a camera to document your Rainforest experience.
Bring a list of all children on the field trip.
Nametags are helpful to the Gardens staff.
HoursCrystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
Sun: 11am-5pm (after Labor Day-May 31)
Sun: 11am-7pm (June 1-Labor Day)
Myriad Botanical Gardens Outdoor Grounds
Open daily: 6am-11pm
Read our weekly enewsletter In The Gardens
AdmissionCrystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
Seniors (62+): $6
Active Military: $6
Students (13-19 or w/ valid college ID): $6
Children (4-12): $4
Children (under 4): FREE
Myriad Gardens Foundation Members: FREE
Groups (10+): $5 adults; $3 children (4-12)
Outdoor Grounds: FREE
LocationMyriad Botanical Gardens is located in downtown Oklahoma City at S. Robinson Ave & W. Reno Ave.
Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
301 W. Reno, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
PLEASE NOTE: Hudson will be closed April 16-May 3 for the Festival of the Arts, April 23-28.
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member and enjoy free admission to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory and other benefits for a year!
ParkingMetered parking is available on the streets around the Gardens. Click here to see a video on how to use the new parking meters. You can also click here for further information.
Additional parking is available in various parking garages around the downtown OKC area. Click here for a map of parking garages.