Inspire a sense of wonder in your students through a meaningful environmental education experience. Group programs at Dodge Nature Center are available for schools, other organizations, and private groups.
Field trips will be held primarily outdoors, with CDC and MN Department of Health procedures in place. Amid the spread of the Delta variant, face masks are required for all participants and staff while indoors, and any outdoor activities where a physical distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained outside of your immediate family group.
Children under 2 years old are not required to wear a face mask.
Total payment is due two weeks prior to your scheduled visit and must be mailed to Dodge Nature Center, along with the payment enclosure form or a copy of the invoice. To make a payment by credit card, please call 651-789-5215.
If a cancellation is made 30 or more days prior to the program date, you will be assessed a $50 processing fee. If a cancellation is made within 30 days of the scheduled visit, the full program fee must be paid.
Dodge Nature Center does NOT cancel classes due to inclement weather. Staff will modify programs to keep students safe when conditions are severe.
Dodge Nature Center programs include activities that require the participants to be outside and active. Please check the weather forecast and make sure your group is dressed appropriately for their experience at the nature center.
If adjustments in participant numbers are necessary, please contact the Group Program Registrar at email@example.com at least two weeks prior to your scheduled visit. Schools or groups adjusting participant numbers less than two weeks prior to their scheduled visit will be charged for the total number of participants originally registered, unless the number has increased. It is important to note that it may not be possible to accommodate a large increase in participants on short notice. Dodge Nature Center does not give refunds for participants that are not able to attend the day of a field trip.
Dodge Nature Center cannot alter the time of your scheduled program and does not reduce fees if your group’s program is shortened due to your late arrival. A group scheduled and confirmed that does not show up will be charged the full program amount.
All pre-arranged or organized groups of 7 or more people (including children) must call in advance to request permission for use of outdoor facilities and spaces. Certain fees may apply. Please call 651-455-4531 to schedule your visit. Dodge Nature Center is a carry-in, carry-out facility. Please keep the grounds clean and free of debris by taking with you what you brought.
Dodge offers an array of educational and entertaining programs for your group’s visit.