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Field Trips

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Michigan History Center and our many partners around the state provide countless opportunities to get your students learning in the out of doors.

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Visitor Centers

Hosting fun and educational nature exhibits with access to nearby trails. For those that seek a more engaging educational experience, each center has interpreters offering a variety of programs that they will lead for school and other groups.

Visitor Centers
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Fish Hatcheries

Learn about how the DNR raises and stocks fish. Many of our hatcheries have interpretive centers and all have staff who can give your class or group a guided tour. 

Fish Hatcheries
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Outdoor Adventure Center

Plan a day of adventure and fun. Groups of every age will be inspired by the richness of Michigan’s natural resources. Financial assistance may be available.

Outdoor Adventure Center
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Michigan History Center

Offering a variety of field trip options for your class. In addition to a general self-guided museum tour, you can choose from a diverse range of thematic programs on Michigan's history. Financial assistance may be available.

Michigan History Center
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Michigan's State Museums

Visit the museums and historic sites in the Michigan History Museum System - your pathway to fun and discovery. The Michigan History Museum in Lansing presents an overview of the state's history. Other historic sites and museums throughout the state focus on themes in Michigan history. 

Michigan's State Museums
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Michigan Nature Centers

See a list of nature centers in Michigan - great places to get kids interested in the outdoors!

Michigan Nature Centers