Welcome to Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden  

Book a Tour / Field Trips

Group Visits

Group visits require a reservation with or without a docent led tour.

  • Due to the popularity of the Garden we can no longer guarantee the admittance of UNSCHEDULED groups during public visiting hours.
  • Please call even if your group does not plan to receive a docent led tour. All groups that wish to visit without a tour are FREE, but require a reservation.
  • Receive free fish food for your group when you notify us of your group visit in advance.
  • You are helping to maintain the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden as a place of peace and refuge when you inform us of your group’s visit by calling (562) 985-8420.

Tour Requests

To book a tour, please keep in mind the following:

  • Docent led tours are available for groups. A group constitutes any quantity of people-small or large-that are coming under the name of an organization. For example:
    • PreK-12 school groups touring CSULB
    • "Mommy and Me" groups
    • Adult daycares
    • Special needs groups from hospitals
    • Exercise and athletic clubs
    • Photo classes
    • Girl Scouts
    • Neighborhood welcome societies
    • Groups of international visitors
    • Conference attendees
    • Any group!
  • Requests must be made by phone at least two weeks in advance and are made on a first come first serve basis.
  • Please note the Garden’s public hours and remember that we are closed to the public Mondays and Saturdays.
  • There is a docent led tour fee of $3 per adult or $2 per senior. Tours are offered FREE of charge to schools and other educational organizations.

To request a group tour please call (562) 985-8420.
In your message provide the following:

  • Your name
  • Date(s) and time(s) you are requesting
  • Number in your party
  • Age group or grade level (if applicable)
  • Name of your organization (if applicable)
  • Contact number