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.
|Special Topic||Grade Levels||Discipline||Available Seasons||Student Limit||Description|
|Habits and Habitat||K-2||General Science, Environmental Science||All||75||All raptors fit perfectly into their habitats, according to their adaptations and hunting techniques... but learn how habitats rely on top predators, too!|
|Links in the Chain||K-8||General Science, Environmental Science||All||75||Unlock the secrets of food chains at work; discover how removing just one link of the chain impacts predators and prey alike.|
|2-12||General Science, Biology||All||75||Discover raptor adaptations for flight and hunting, and make the connection between adaptations and habitat.|
|3-5||General Science, Biology||All||75||Discover the amazing number of birds of prey that live in and near cities in Idaho. Learn about their habits and habitats.|
|Physics of Flight||3-8||General Science, Physics||All||25||Learn what enables birds to fly. Examine structural differences between raptor species, discover the principles behind the physics of flight, and make your own model bird.|
|Owl Pellet Investigation||6-12||Life Science, Comparative Anatomy||Fall, Winter||30||Dissect an owl pellet and discover what’s on an owl’s menu. Includes a comparison of the skeletal and digestive systems of birds and mammals.|
In order to provide the best experience for your group's visit, we will need direct communication to schedule your tour. To begin, you may Submit a Group Visit Inquiry online, or call our staff at the numbers below.
Can't visit our Interpretive Center? We provide downloadable educational activities you can use in your classroom or home.
|Volunteer Coordinator / Education Specialist|