Group Tours

Ijams Nature Center is pleased to offer tours, presentations and/or animal experiences for groups that wish to visit the Nature Center. To request a private tour, please read the guidelines below carefully, and then complete the registration form that follows. All requests will be handled in the order in which they are received.

GROUP TOUR GUIDELINES:

  • Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Guided hikes are 60 minutes in length, suitable for up to 20 guests. The fee for a guided hike is $75 Monday-Friday; $125 on weekends. For larger groups, additional naturalists are required and additional fees charged accordingly.
  • Animal programs are 30-40 minutes in length, suitable for up to 40 guests. The fee for an animal program is $90 Monday-Friday; $140 on weekends. For larger groups, additional naturalists are required and additional fees charged accordingly.
  • Groups are welcome to bring their lunch and eat at the picnic areas around Ijams Nature Center. Indoor space is not included, and rental fees will apply for the addition of indoor space.
  • Indoor presentations are 45-60 minutes in length, suitable for up to 50 guests. The fee for a presentation is $100 Monday-Friday; $150 on weekends. For larger groups, additional naturalists are required and additional fees charged accordingly.
  • A 50% deposit is required to confirm private tours and presentations. The deposit is due back to Ijams within 2 weeks of receipt of the invoice. Topics include: gardening, birding, TN wildlife, recycling and landscaping for wildlife.

Registration in our programs indicates your intent to comply with these policies and procedures.

How to Register for Ijams Nature Center Guided Tours and Presentations:

Due to a high demand for group programs, we have started an online request system. This will allow us to respond to registrations in the order in which they are received. Please fill out the form below COMPLETELY and then submit. Once your request is received by Ijams Nature Center staff, one of them will contact you to finalize registration and payment details. ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE.

Group Tour Request

  • *Please include the total number of guests that will be attending with your group.
    Please enter a value between 1 and 50.
  • Please note that certain programs are seasonal and some have limited capacity.