Tours and Excursions

  • Earth Day School Group Participation School groups interested in attending Earth Day can download a printable brochure.
  • Field Trips

    Find great educational opportunities for your class at our visitor centers, hatcheries, Outdoor Adventure Center, Michigan History Museum and more.

  • 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. 

  • Learning Opportunities from the Department of Natural Resources

    Salmon in the Classroom, Exploring Nature, Hunter Education & Recreational Safety Classes, Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW), Nature News, Archery in the Schools, Educator Resources, Kids pages and more...

  • Looking for an engaging learning experience for your students? Plan a field trip to the Eddy Discovery Center!

    Whether your students are fascinated with bugs or afraid of them, love to find interesting rocks or have never thought much about them, Eddy Discovery Center has the program for your students!

    Staffed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the center provides a variety of learning opportunities both inside and outside on the surrounding trails. Learn more >>

  • Mackinac State Historic Park Groups Bring your group to Mackinac State Historic Parks for a great first-hand on site experience. Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park in Mackinaw City and Fort Mackinac and Mackinac Island State Park on Mackinac Island can make history and science come alive!
  • Mackinac State Historic Parks Outreach Programs These hour long programs bring the Straits area and Michigan to the classroom. Experience the sights, sounds and smells that will bring you closer to the cultural and natural history of Michigan. During the fall and spring our entertaining and informative interpretive staff bring these programs to you. These programs are designed for grades three through six.
  • 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 Supreme Court Learning Center Tours and Educational Resources The Learning Center is designed for students from the fourth grade to adults and the gallery is filled with activities including an introductory video, computer programs, push-button programs and traditional wall text panels.
  • Nature Centers
  • 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.

  • Park Nature Programs

    Free seasonal outdoor education programs in over 40 state parks. From mammals to birds, insects to dunes to wetlands and more, learn about the resources in the parks you visit by attending a scheduled program in the summer.

  • Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, Mackinac Island

    One of the most diverse art museums in the region, the museum's collection offers no shortage of beauty and history - from hand-beaded Native American garments and 17th and 18th-century maps of the Great Lakes, to one-of-a-kind pieces from the height of Mackinac Island's Victorian era.

  • State Fish Hatcheries

    Hatcheries offer outdoor trails, interpretative rooms with learning opportunities concerning our watersheds and other aspects of fish culture.

  • Subscribe to Natural Resource Education Programs from Michigan DNR

    Sign up to receive information and workshop notices for teachers, including programs on topics like fish,forests, animals, trees and conservation. Updates shared several times per year.

  • Teaching About Michigan

    Whether you're teaching in a classroom, at home or at a scout or club meeting, we can help.

  • 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.

  • Wheels to Woods

    Wheels to Woods provides funding to PreK-12 schools and other youth groups to pay for transportation costs for an educational field trip to a school forest, private forest, public forest or forest products company.