Tours and Excursions

  • State Park Visitor Centers, Historic Sites and Museums DNR's Parks and Recreation Division manages one of the largest state park programs in the nation with over 100 state park and recreation areas. In seven of these locations, DNR has Visitor Centers with full time staff to interpret nature through a variety of programs, family events, and outdoor experiences. Bring your group to Mackinac State Historic Parks for a great first-hand on side experience or bring Mackinac to your classroom.
  • Earth Day School Group Participation School groups interested in attending Earth Day can download a printable brochure.
  • 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 Historical Museum - School Visits and Group Tours Whoever your group members—students, seniors, international visitors—and whatever your tour needs—theme, general, hands-on—we offer a variety of ways for you to explore Michigan's past at the Michigan Historical Museum
  • 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
  • Project WILD Project WILD is a Kindergarten through 12th grade environmental and conservation education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources.
  • 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.