As a non-profit educational service of The M.S. Hershey Foundation, Hershey Gardens offers educational programs for public and private school groups. Your students will love learning in our beautiful outdoor setting and you’ll welcome our unique programs, which align with Pennsylvania Academic Standards.

We offer programs for Pre-school to High School. Please click on the links below to view the school programs.

Program Information

Programs and activity sessions are offered Monday through Friday on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs generally start at 10 a.m. Earlier start times are available. Guided programs last approximately 1 hour. All programs include materials for a self-guided discovery walk through Hershey Gardens.

School Program Fees:
(minimum of 15 students or equivalent value)
$11 per student
1 free adult with every 5 students
$13 per additional adult

Fees include your choice of a guided program, including a visit to the Butterfly Atrium, self-guided exploration time of the grounds, and admission to the Gardens for the entire day.

School programs provide a service beyond regular Garden admissions. Therefore, no discounts, passes or memberships are accepted for this program. Space available for packed lunches. Please include lunch request with reservation.

To schedule your School program, please click the button below and fill out our reservation form.

Reservations for the 2023-2024 school year will be accepted starting on a first-come, first-served basis on August 29, 2023. Field trip visits scheduled during the summer are considered to be a part of the previous school year. 

Field Trip Reservation Form