All education programs at the Velma Morrison Visitor Center are designed to:
If you are planning on bringing a group of 15 or more, call to reserve a spot at least two weeks in advance. Your group will be scheduled with a personal tour guide, and receive a discounted admission.
Students and school personnel for all school groups of 15 or more that schedule in advance are FREE. Parent chaperones are $5, and grandparent chaperones are $4. We require each class to bring no more than 2 chaperones per class. We do not provide a venue for school groups to eat their lunch on site.
Homeschool groups have the option of self-touring the facility with a scavenger hunt or receiving a guided tour. Scavenger hunt groups must consist of no more than 35 children and no fewer than 10 adults. Groups that do not meet these requirements may break into smaller groups that visit on different days or at different times of the same day.
For scavenger hunt groups that schedule in advance, all students and teaching adults are admitted for FREE. One teaching adult per family. In online/virtual homeschool groups, only the actual teachers will receive free admission. All additional guests will receive $2 off our regular admission prices.
A homeschool group that prefers to receive a guided tour and schedules in advance will be admitted at $1 off our regular admission prices.
Attenders of a homeschool group tour or scavenger hunt must arrive at the scheduled time for the above prices to apply.
For a non-school group of 15 or more scheduling at least two weeks in advance with a paid $30 deposit, prices are $6 for adults; $5 for seniors (62+); and $4 for youth ages 4-16.
A general tour includes a visit to all of our exhibits in the Biology/Ecology Wing, the Conservation Wing, the Rainforest Room, and the Discovery Room, as well as an introduction to our resident education birds, perfect for those who want to see a little bit of everything. A tour lasts approximately one and a half hours (one hour for grades Pre-K–1), and is appropriate for all grade levels.
As an alternative, you may choose from one of the special topic tours from the Group Programs page. Use the grade levels as a general guideline, but keep in mind that many of these special topic tours can be adapted to fit any grade level. All of the special-topic tours are one and a half hours in length. These include a visit to all of our exhibit areas, as well as a brief, hands-on activity or demonstration pertaining to the chosen topic.
Can't visit our Interpretive Center? We provide downloadable educational activities you can use in your classroom or home.
|Volunteer Coordinator / Education Specialist|