Self-Guided Field Trips

Bring your group for a day of exploration, discovery, and fun!

Explore the center at your own pace. A limited number of backpacks, complete with field guides, hand lenses, and other scientific tools to help you explore, are available for check-out at the front desk. These backpacks are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, or may be reserved in advance.

Additionally, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest program offered as part of a self-guided field trip in partnership with TalkSTEM – WalkSTEM at TRAC! Although we often don’t realize it, math is all around us. This year-round self-guided experience is designed to engage students with the math found in nature through a series of stops along our trails. At each stop, students will be asked to think critically about a math topic and how they see it played out in nature. Most of the stops include step-by-step math problems for the students to complete.

Time & seasonality:  Available daily during regular business hours.  

What to bring: Bagged lunch and reusable water bottle. Snacks are available in our Nature Store.  Dress for condititions.  Closed-toed, comfortable shoes are highly reccommended. 

Group limit: 200.  Groups of less than 20 pay a base rate of $80.

Price: $4.00 per student, 1 adult free for every 7 students, $6 per additional adult 

To book, complete our Program Request Form. Contact us at if you have additional questions. 

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