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Group Tours

The Center is a great place to visit to learn about and experience nature on your own or with a community of friends. While individuals are able to take advantage of increased public programming, drop-in events, and even summer camps, groups from a wide variety of local community organizations (i.e. schools, day cares, camps, garden clubs, senior communities, etc.) can book their own experience to tailor to their group.

Self-Guided Tours

This is our most versatile and common option for groups big and small. Your group can explore our grounds at your leisure, spending as little or as much time at your preferred locations. Our friendly visitor service staff can give your group suggestions on what trails to traverse, depending on your time constraints, ability levels, or interests. Seasonal scavenger hunts are available for youth groups.

The fees for self-guided tours are our admission rates of $8 per adult, $5 per youth (ages 3-17), and $5 for active duty or veteran service members. If your group is composed mostly of youth guests, we offer one adult free for every five youths. Cancelling or rescheduling can be done easily and free of charge.

Guided Tours

If you are looking for a bit more structure in your group’s visit, consider a guided Schlitz Audubon tour. One or more of our trained naturalist educators will lead your group on a 90-minute tour of our grounds, targeting the tour toward the ages and interests of your group. The cost for guided tours (which includes the admission fee for the Center) is $12 per adult, $8 per youth, and $8 for active duty or veteran service members. Please note that our Guided Tour availability is very limited due to scheduling and seasonal considerations.

Looking to add even more educational components to your Schlitz Audubon tour? Consider booking one of the following 30-minute add-ons (both options are subject to staff and facility availability).

Raptor Encounter

Meet up to three of the birds in our Raptor Program and learn about their species and individual stories. Price is dependent on bird selection but ranges from $150 – $250.

Reptile and Amphibian Encounter

Meet some of the Center’s Reptile and Amphibian ambassadors including snakes, turtles, toads, and salamanders. Groups are able to get up close and have the choice to touch and hold certain animals. Fee is $150.

Interested in booking a tour for your group?  Please contact our Registrar to set up your tailored experienced.