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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden discounts and deals

Want to visit Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden?

The 83-acre garden in Coral Cables, established in 1938, offers visitors a chance to see all kinds of rare and interesting tropical plants. Fairchild also hosts festivals, workshops and classes all year.

Admission to this Coral Gables attraction typically costs $24.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and $15.95 for students. (Tickets usually cost $12 for children age 6-17 and are free for those who are younger.)

But there are sometimes promo codes and discounts that will get you in to see the garden for less. For example, with a Golden Ticket, seniors 62 and older get in free the first Wednesday of every month. 

Fairchild Garden discounts 

AAA Discount: AAA members get $2 off regular adult admission.

Golden Ticket Program: Miami-Dade seniors 62 and older get one free admission to the garden the first Wednesday of every month with a completed Golden Ticket form.

College students: $9 off adult admission with student ID.

Eco-Discount: Visitors who walk, ride a bike or take public transportation to Fairchild get $5 off the admission price for adults and $2 off the admission price for children.  

Military Discount: Active military personnel and veterans get free admission year-round. Fairchild also participates in the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to families of active military personnel from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

First Responders Discount: Active first responders (police and fire-rescue personnel) receive 50 percent off regular admission year-round. 

Culture Shock Miami: Fairchild participates in Culture Shock Miami, which offers discounted tickets for participating students age 13-22.

American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program: Members of other botanic gardens may get free admission via the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program. (Discount doesn't apply to botanic gardens within 90 miles of Fairchild.)

Photo: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

You can find all the latest Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden discounts here.

To purchase tickets, click here. Members always get free admission. Wish to become a member? Click here

The garden is at 10901 Old Cutler Road. 

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Other Miami gardens

Miami's many gardens are an ideal setting for taking a nice, long stroll surrounded by lush, colorful scenery.

Historic spots such as Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Deering Estate, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, The Kampong and Pinecrest Gardens are just a few we suggest. For more information on Miami gardens, click here

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