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...

  • 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!
  • 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 Nature Centers

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

  • 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.
  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Stepping Stones

    Stepping Stones is an eight week summer program designed to teach outdoor skills to children, 9-16 years old, in a Michigan State Park.

  • 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.