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General group information:

Fee: General admission for groups of 20 or more is $2 per person (both children and adults).

Lunch: There is a cafeteria area for groups to have lunch. Space is not reserved; we recommend that chaperones eat with their group of six as space allows. We have a limited number of carts to secure your bag lunches – no refrigeration or microwaves are available. There are vending machines available to purchase drinks and snacks.

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Programs for children/educators

A group of children visit the OAC on a field trip

School year field trips

The perfect combination of education and fun for all ages, from preschool through high school! Add on a classroom program for an even more enriching experience.

Group of kids with insect nets near urban field

Summer camp field trips

Join us indoors, outdoors, or both! We offer an array of fun and educational programming to compliment your summer day camp, available June through August.

Girl Scout badges on log in forest

Scout badge workshops

We offer private classroom sessions dedicated to your pack or den. Scouts can earn badges, get a special Outdoor Adventure Center patch and explore the OAC after the workshop.

A DNR staff person giving a virtual lesson on aquatic invasive species

Virtual program offerings

We have virtual program options available for both school year classes (available Oct. 1 - June 15) and summer day camps (available June 16 - Aug. 30).

Programs for adults and teens

An adult couple exploring the camping exhibit

Afternoon Adventures

Is your senior group looking for a new experience? Join us at the OAC for for a self-guided experience or attend a special program just for your group. Intended for groups of 20 or more.

A group of adults tour the OAC

Team building adventures

We offer a team-building experience for adult and teenage organizations. If your company or organization is looking for a getaway to regroup and refresh, we have plenty of options!