Media Permits

Posed/Commercial Photography and Videography

All photographers (professional or amateur) who conduct posed photography are required to apply for a media permit. Nature photography is welcome without a permit. Any photos taken at Dodge Nature Center intended for sale or publication require permission with an applicable fee.

Single-day and annual permits (good for one year after your payment date) are available. Please apply for your permit in advance to avoid the $25 additional fee and to allow us time to confirm availability.

How Media Permits Work

  1. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to apply for a media permit.
  2. If approved, you’ll receive instructions via email for payment. Businesses applying for an annual permit with more than one photographer must pay $10 for each additional person. Your permit will be emailed to you after payment is complete.
  3. After you receive your permit, all photo shoots must be requested at least two weeks in advance with Dodge staff. Request a specific location, date, and time when you contact us to schedule. You may not get your first requested date—our educational programming has priority access to spaces. All requests are assessed on a first-come-first-serve basis with a limited number of sessions approved for each date.
  4. When onsite at Dodge for your photo shoot, your permit must be printed or accessible on your mobile device. Staff may approach you and ask to see your permit. Natural resources, the farm and barnyard, and other Dodge Nature Center property are not to be damaged, altered, or tampered with. Gates must stay closed and buildings cannot be entered.

Permit Fees

Single-day Permit $50
Annual Permit $150
Additional fee for permits purchased less than two weeks in advance of photo shoot $25
Additional photographer $10

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