Tickets

All visitors who aren’t members must buy a general admission ticket.

Hours
9am-5pm daily


Curriculum All Ages

A natural place to learn

Descanso is a natural place to learn for all ages.

Adaptations and interactions

Explore how plant adaptations support the balance of nature and the many ways plants and animals depend on each other to survive.
Designed for grade levels: 7-11 years old, 3rd-5th grade

Videos: adaptations and interactions

Adaptations are about survival. Discover how adaptations help plants survive in their environments.
Adaptations are about survival. Discover how adaptations help plants survive in their environments.
Investigate oak trees from the ground up and learn how these important trees survive.
Investigate oak trees from the ground up and learn how these important trees survive.

Downloads: adaptions

Adaptations activity journal
Adaptations resources
Descanso’s plant adaptations

Habitats

Learn how Descanso Gardens is a habitat for many animals.
Designed for grade levels: 4–7 years old, TK–2nd grade

Videos: habitats

Find out what animals need in their habitats to survive, and how oak tree habitats provide for local wildlife.
Find out what animals need in their habitats to survive, and how oak tree habitats provide for local wildlife.
Habitats are different from one another, but still provide animals with what they need to survive. Compare and contrast different habitats at Descanso and learn about the animals that call the gardens home.
Habitats are different from one another, but still provide animals with what they need to survive. Compare and contrast different habitats at Descanso and learn about the animals that call the gardens home.

Descanso Gardens’ habitat

Learn more about the wildlife of Descanso and about how we create safe habitats for the diverse group of creatures who make Descanso their home. See who we’ve caught on our wildlife cam or add your own wildlife observations from your Descanso visit!