Early childhood field trips take preschoolers on a learning adventure indoors and out! Children learn about the natural world through stories, hands-on activities, games, crafts and songs. All programs take place on our campus in SE Cedar Rapids. 

Please note: Due to COVID, we are currently limiting group program capacity to 30 students and 4 adults. For larger groups, please request multiple sessions and we will do our best to accommodate your group. Thank you!

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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Program Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $4 per student


Program Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $4 per student; $2 per adult*

*Adult fee is for Maple Syruping only (applies to teachers and chaperones).


Program Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $4 per student


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