Steeped in history, rich with tradition, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth’s fragile ecosystems. The United States Botanical Gardens has a unique program that allows kids to explore a world of plants and the garden tools needed to grow them. While at the Conservatory in Washington, D.C., kids can participate in the USBG’s living classroom. Here kids can take a trek through the wilds of the U.S. Botanic Garden to discover the amazing world of plants and embark on an expedition through the Conservatory recording their observations and completing activities in our Family Field Journal. Kids age nine and older can participate in the USBG’s Junior Botanist program. The Children’s Garden gives kids a chance to get hands-on in a courtyard garden where they can gently explore plants in bloom and play with gardening tools.