Scheduling Your Field Trip
PAYMENT IS DUE UPON ARRIVAL (no purchase orders).
Instructions for Booking a Field Trip: After reviewing all of the field trip options above, you are ready to Schedule Your Field Trip Online. The Visitor Calendar shows availabilities a month at a time. You can change months by clicking on the link at the top of the page. A note next to each date will tell you whether the Center is open or closed that day. Special holiday openings/closings will also be noted in this way.
You may select either a Self-Guided Tour or an Interpretive Program. Self Guided Tours may be scheduled at any time during regular operating hours, regardless of the number of other groups coming. Educational Programs are only available at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 A.M. Tuesday through Thursday and often are booked well in advance, so plan ahead! A glance at the calendar will show you which program periods are already reserved and which are open. No more than 50 children may be scheduled for any program period.
Special Events are also noted on the calendar. If an Interpretive Program is not available on the date you plan to attend due to a special event, your group may still be able to participate in activities planned for the event. Click on the title of the event for details.
Once you've selected a date and decided what you'd like your group to do, click on "Schedule a Visit" to access the Visitor Planning Form, select either a Self-Guided Tour or and Educational Program, fill in all of the requested information, then submit! The "Special Requests" section may be used to request scavenger hunts, fishing poles, or teacher field kits. You'll be given the opportunity to reserve a picnic shelter at the end of the scheduling process or you may click here to schedule now.