School Groups

School Groups

Whether they're exploring the science of roller coasters or performing on our Italy stage, your students will learn, create memories and have a blast on this school outing. 

For personalized help in planning your field trip, call our friendly Group Sales specialists at (800) 343-7946 and select option 3.  Reservations and special programs must be reserved with a minimum of 30 days notice.

2015 Spring School Group Offer: Save 50% on Quick Queues®.  Available from March 20th until June 14th, 2015.

The Quick Queue provides single-time priority boarding to some of your favorite major rides.  Must reserve in advance and based on availability. Call (800) 343-7946 and select option 3 for more details.


NASA Exploration Days

Presented by NASA Langley Research Center
▹ August 2 – 3

Busch Gardens and NASA Langley Research Center are collaborating to engage guests in the excitement of science and space exploration.

NASA Staff will be hosting several demonstration tents with hands-on learning opportunities at NASA Exploration Day, including activities related to the International Space Station, Earth Science, Education, the Space Launch System and many others.

Join us for our NASA Exploration Day located near the Das Festhaus in Oktoberfest.


Launch Into Physics

Engage your students with the experience of physics in action! Our "science of thrills" experts will motivate your students by bringing physics to life in the exciting surroundings of our world-class theme park. Join Dr. David Wright, Professor of Physics at Tidewater Community College, during the high-energy, Launch into Physics, a live physics interactive show. Accelerometers are mounted on select rides. Students will have the unique opportunity to experience our world class roller coasters.  Call (800) 343-7946 for more information.

2014 Dates: 

  • April 18 & 25
  • May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
  • June 6

 

Sound Sharp

Busch Gardens would like to invite your band, choir, or orchestra to join our prestigious team of Sound Sharp graduates.  Sound Sharp offers a unique performance venue to showcase your group’s talent.  A dedicated coordinator will organize your group's performance, making it easy and fun.  If your group would like to be considered for a Sound Sharp performance at Busch Gardens, complete and return the Sound Sharp application form and include your group’s audition video and photo so that we may begin planning your group’s performance of a lifetime. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your group’s application and audition materials.  Call (800) 343-7946 for more information.

 

Behind the Scenes Tours

Wolf Encounter – Take a closer look at these misunderstood animals and how they are coping to survive in the modern world.  Learn about the wolf’s fierce loyalty to its pack, the important role wolves play in the wild, and what we can do to help them survive in this up-close encounter with America’s top predator.  (approx. 30 minutes)  Ideal for groups 15 -100 people.  Call 800-343-7946 to reserve your tour.

Coasters 101 – Experience the thrills of science and technology in a real-world setting. Coasters 101 puts classroom learning into motion.  Take a tour with the experts at Busch Gardens as they lead your group into the control rooms and the maintenance bays of some of the world’s most beloved and advanced thrill coasters.  Learn what makes these thrill machines work.  At Coasters 101, education and exhilaration combine for one wild ride.  (approx.. 60-90 minutes) Call 800-343-7946 to reserve your tour.

 

Concert Series

Busch Gardens LIVE returns to Busch Gardens® in 2014 with another great lineup of performances for every musical taste. All concerts are included with park admission and will be presented at the Royal Palace Theatre.  Click here to learn more.

Glory at the Gardens returns to Busch Gardens® with a sensational lineup of chart-topping contemporary Christian and Gospel artists. Glory at the Gardens combines the best Christian-inspired performances with the park’s family-friendly atmosphere for a perfect mix of music and adventure. Click here to learn more.