Field Trips

Field Trips!

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ leads your class on a fun & educational field trip through the beautiful Water Conservation Garden! Tour our water-wise plant trails, animal habitats, and enjoy an interactive learning lessons that meet California State StandardsE-STEM and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).


Kindergarten-The Magical Parts of a Plant
1st/2nd grade-Seed Dispersal
3rd/4th grade-Adaptations
5th/6th grade-Water Capture and Conservation
Middle School-Design Your Own Water Wise Habitat


  • You’re the gardener! Each student plants a succulent to take home.
  • Activity Booklets to explore The Garden trails and exhibits.
  • Become a Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Earth Hero!
  • Music, magic and fun with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ award-winning program.


School field trips begin at 9:30am, are approximately 2.5 hours in length and are taught in our large amphitheater. Students will enjoy a 25 minute presentation by Ms. Smarty-Plants™ followed a planting and a self-guided tour lead by their teachers and chaperones. Each students will be given an activity booklet/scavenger hunt to explore the garden. Minimum number of students per field trip is 20. Maximum number of students per field trip is 100. (Animals Encounters are seasonal)

Visit FAQ’s link below for more detailed Field Trip information. Field Trips are available Tuesday-Friday only.


If you received a Promo Code, Congratulations!  Select the button below and follow the steps to schedule your field trip with your promo code.

If you did NOT receive a Promo Code, you can still book a field trip below!

Please contact the Education Department directly for SPECIALIZE FIELD TRIPS!

Email or call 619-660-0614 ext 10.

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Silver Strand Elementary talking about how much they loved the field trip

Teacher Testimonials

Wonderful! Kept the kids on task and engaged! The kids will be talking about this field trip for the rest of the year.
Mrs. Fortin – 1st Grade – Rancho San Diego

Loved the program, loved all the education my students received and all the knowledgeable staff.
Sue McKinnon – 5th Grade – Mendoza Elementary

I’ve been teaching 25 years and this was the best field trip! Awesome staff! Beautiful!
Sally Saltzstein 3rd Grade Teacher– Vista Grande Elementary

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ She impressed them with her tricks, made them laugh, critically think, pledge to be better earth heroes, and made a lasting impression.
Jamie Malchak- 4th Grade Teacher – Danbrook Elementary