Early childhood field trips take preschoolers on a learning adventure indoors and out! Children actively learn about the natural world through stories, hands-on activities, games, crafts and songs. Offered throughout the year, field trips are approximately one hour long. Preschool groups are encouraged to enjoy Hazelnut Hideaway, our outdoor classroom, and trails before or after their program. The fee is $4 per student during the school year and $5 per student in the summer. There is no charge for adult chaperones, except for maple syruping programs which are $2 per adult. 

All programs scheduled will require 50% of the total paid in advance in order to reserve the date for your program.

This fee includes free admission to exhibits and use of picnic areas. Our calendar fills quickly so call early to reserve your date. Visit our Scheduling and Policies section for more details.

If a topic you are interested in is not covered in our field trip list, we may be able to create a special field trip for you!

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Learning doesn’t stop in the summer! In fact, the Nature Center is brimming with insect and animal activity. Summer Group Experiences take place June through August.

Fee: $5 per student. No fee for chaperones.

Offsite Programs (limited availability September-May)

Let us host a learning experience at your facility!

Fee: Starts at $75 per session (limit 20 children per session). $50 for each additional back-to-back program. Additional fees for travel may apply.