Authentic, Engaging Experiences
Building on more than 85 years of excellence, Bok Tower Gardens provides authentic and engaging educational experiences. Our mission is to connect and engage learners of all ages through quality plant-based programming that fosters appreciation, builds knowledge, and cultivates awareness of plants, gardening, nature, and the environment.
All programs support the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Science and provide interdisciplinary connections to Florida Standards for Language Arts and Mathematics, and Next Generation Standards for Social Studies.
Bok Tower Gardens aims to provide five core educational values through its Education Department offerings:
- Authentic, Engaging Experiences
- Academic Excellence, Integrity & Respect
- Accessibility for All Audiences
- Advocacy of Relevant Education
- Alliance of Collaborative Partnership
Exploration School Programs
Our Exploration Programs are perfect for school field trips and offer hands-on science activities that support state curriculum guidelines. Programs for grades K-2 and 3-5 combine classroom-style lessons with garden exploration. Registration open below.
Discovery Days Summer Camp
Discovery Days summer programs for day-campers ages 6-12 are designed for kids to investigate and learn about the Gardens while discovering the mysteries and magic of nature. Each themed adventure features different hands-on activities and projects to keep young minds engaged. Registration is open now!