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Field Trips

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

interpreter at Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center

Visitor centers

Hosting fun and educational nature exhibits with access to nearby trails. Each center has interpreters offering a variety of educational programs that they will lead for school and other groups.

Visitors discover how the DNR raise millions of fish for Michigan Lakes, rivers and streams

Fish hatcheries

Visit one of our state fish hatcheries and learn 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.

Inside the Outdoor Adventure Center, showing the airplane and bridge exhibits

Outdoor Adventure Center

Located on downtown Detroit's Riverwalk, 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.

The auto exhibit inside the Michigan History Museum with a historic red Corvette

Michigan History Museum

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.

Two girls looks through a window at Fayette Historical State Park

Michigan's State Museums

Visit the museums and historic sites in the Michigan History Center's museum system. There are 12 historic sites and museums throughout the state that focus on themes in Michigan history.

A swampy forest filled with tall beech and maple trees.

Michigan Nature Centers

See a list of nature centers in Michigan - great places to get kids interested in the outdoors! Please note, this is not a comprehensive list and the DNR does not endorse the locations on this list.