Welcome to the Natural Science Classroom!

The Natural Science Classroom at the Gardens at Heather Farm offers a wide variety of science and environmental education programs for students of all ages and abilities. Each program includes an interactive presentation, hands-on activities, and teacher resource materials. The programs are designed to support your classroom curriculum through alignment with the California State Science Standards and provide students with sensory and scientific explorations that inspire a deeper appreciation and understanding of the natural world.

Read more about available Natural Science Classroom programs.

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Booking Request

Scheduling a Program

Submit an online request form. You may also call our Education Office at (925) 947-6712 or email us. Enrollment is limited; please schedule early for the best selection of dates. Our programs are not limited to what you see in our brochure. Please contact us with special requests via email or phone 925-947-6712.

Booking Guidelines

  • Maximum group size is 30 students; multiple classes cannot be combined
  • A minimum of two programs is required per visit to your school
  • All field trips require one adult for every five children
  • Teachers and chaperones are responsible for students at all times

Special Programs

Our programs can be tailored to meet the needs, interests and abilities of any group, including home-school programs, day-care classes and scout troups. Let us know if your students have special needs, or if there is a special emphasis you would like during the program.


Program fees will be refunded if cancellations are made at least four weeks prior to your reserved date. In the event of inclement weather, programs will be held indoors or rescheduled if possible.