Youth Education


The Idaho Botanical Garden is a living museum dedicated to furthering science education within the scenic setting of its outdoor classroom and into the community. Our goal is to nurture a child’s fascination with the world of biology through a variety of educational presentations including school field trips, custom group tours, spring and winter programs for pre-school age children, summer botany camp, Saturday camp and adult/child craft workshops.


Pre-Registration is required for all classes.

See the links below for the different youth education programs.  Please call (208) 343-8649 for additional information or to make a reservation.

  • Garden on the RoadWhen the plants are dormant in January & February, the Garden goes on the road to visit area daycare centers and pre-schools.
  • Nature DetectivesIn June, pre-schools and daycare centers bring children to the Garden for hour-long science programs.
  • Youth Group ToursThese tours are designed to supplement school science curricula.  Custom tours are available too.  These tours run Mid-April through October.
  • Saturday Camp — Children aged 5-9 years meet for three hour-long, lively science lessons once a month May through September.
  • Botany Camp — Children ages 4-9 are invited to participate in the games, crafts and nature walks of this morning science program offered in July and August.