Callaway Gardens, strives to help visitors gain a better understanding of the living world. Their schedule of activities includes a year-round lineup of fascinating classes, lectures, tours, demonstrations and hikes, as well as teacher workshops and environmental education sessions for school groups.
SUGGESTED FIELD TRIP CORE STANDARDS: Science, Social Studies
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Sample 1 Day Callaway Gardens Student Trip Itinerary:
- Depart from School
- Guided tour of the gardens
- Lakeside Discovery Center
- Sibley Horticultural Center
- Day Butterfly Center
- Live Birds of Prey Show
- Depart for home
- Roundtrip motorcoach transportation to Callaway Gardens
- Morning and afternoon snack and drink en route
- Boxed Lunch
- Admissions as listed
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- Kelly Tours tour director
- Georgia Highlights TourExplore Georgia and all of its historic wonders with this Georgia Highlights tour. We will take you to all of the states most popular sites and give you a well rounded education of the "Peach State". From South Georgia's war and presidential history to Atlanta's bustling city scape, and then travel up to get rich quick in the mines of Dahlonega.
- North Georgia Tour$ 249Kelly Tours can make sure your student field trip to North Georgia is worry free and unforgettable. Visit the site of the nation's first gold rush, Dahlonega Georgia and experience the wonder of nearby Anna Ruby Falls then onto Smithgall State Park. It's very educational. Students can learn about native animals, encounter many different taxidermied animals, snakes, plants and so on. Finally the Bavarian Village of Helen, Georgia awaits for exploration and unique shopping.
- Renaissance Festival$ 119Let Kelly Tours help you explore the past with Leonardo Da Vinci, Henry VIII, Shakespeare, learn how people of the 16th Century ate without grocery stores or refrigerators. Learn what musical instruments were like in the Renaissance, where superstitions abound the weapons of war were a necessity.
- Jekyll Island$ 119Let Kelly Tours assist you in planning your student field trip to the Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center & Jekyll 4H Center where they can explore ehibits on turtle conservation, rehabilitation and their journey from egg to adulthood. The 4H Center offers many programs including a Beach Ecology Program where students will examine barrier island dynamics like erosion. Other interesting topics include the organisms found on the beach, and the importance of dunes and the plants that grow on them.
- Savannah$ 129Let Kelly Tours assist you in planning your student field trip to Historic Savannah, Georgia. Savannah, Georgia boasts the largest National Landmark Historic District in the nation containing a wealth of Georgia history. Students will literally encounter history all along the way as they visit the historic buildings, monuments, and cemeteries of Georgia’s First City. Old Fort Jackson is the oldest standing brick fort in the state. Students will not only visit this historic site, they will be actively engaged in hands-on activities that will help them to learn what garrison life was really like for antebellum and Civil War soldiers. A short distance from Savannah is Tybee Island offering a wealth of information for students on marine life and the eco systems of Georgia’s coast.
Callaway Gardens Attractions
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Callaway Gardens’ Birds of Prey program is presented with the permission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Since its debut in 2000, the program has helped educate more than 1 million visitors about man’s impact on raptors and other forms of wildlife. These magnificent creatures – which cannot be released into the wild, due either to injury or having developed an unnatural association with humans, known as “imprinting” – demonstrate their strength, speed and natural instincts in daily free-flighted shows. Several birds appear at...
Flights of fancy await you in the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, where hundreds of butterflies flutter freely about in one of North America’s largest glass-enclosed tropical butterfly conservatories. The Day Butterfly Center is a living, dynamic environment in which a variety of tropical plants nourish the residents and new arrivals emerge from their chrysalides, dry their wings and begin their very first wing-beats. Every visit to the Day Butterfly Center is a new experience. The plant palette constantly matures and changes, and the butterfly population, comprising more than 50 species,...
Something is always in bloom at the John A. Sibley Horticultural Center. This one-of-a-kind garden/greenhouse encompasses five acres of native and exotic plants, and seasonal displays, within its tropical conservatory, sub-Mediterranean conservatory, sculpture garden, grotto, main conservatory and outdoor garden. The Sibley Center also contains an exhilarating 22-foot indoor waterfall; a bronze sculpture, “Partners in Time”; a carrara marble sculpture, “Dove of Peace”. Regardless of when you visit the Sibley Horticultural Center, you will always find beauty and color, as the indoor...
Nestled in a wooded environment on the edge of Mountain Creek Lake, the 35,000-square-foot facility is the logical starting point for a tour of Callaway Gardens. In the main lobby, a staffed information desk and interactive kiosks provide an overview of the Gardens’ past and present, and a small theater features “The Story of Callaway Gardens,” a continuously playing orientation video. The Discovery Center also houses an auditorium, an exhibit hall, an education wing and the Discovery Gift...