School Program Registration

To register for school programs with Ijams Nature Center, 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.


  • All field trips begin at 9:30 am, unless previously agreed upon. If your group arrives prior to the 9:30 am start time, you are welcome to use the restrooms and explore the Visitor Center on your own. Our naturalists will meet you on the Visitor Center plaza at 9:30 am.
  • Chaperones are limited to 1 parent/guardian per 4 children. NO ADDITIONAL CHAPERONES OR SIBLINGS ARE PERMITTED TO ATTEND SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS.
  • All chaperones must pay the $10 chaperone fee.
  • If additional chaperones or siblings show up on the day of the program, the school will be billed $15 per additional participant.
  • Groups are welcome to bring their lunch and eat in the outdoor pavilion after their program. In the event of inclement weather, schools will have access to indoor space. Teachers are responsible for cleaning up after their students and taking their trash back to school for disposal. Schools that do not clean up or leave their garbage at Ijams Nature Center will be billed a $50 cleaning fee.
  • Programs are NOT CONFIRMED until a signed field trip agreement has been received.

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

How to Register for Ijams Nature Center School Programs:

Due to a high demand for field trips and outreach 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.

Field Trip Request

  • *Please note that Fire Marshall guidelines prohibit us from hosting more than 80 students in our field trip room. Groups with more than 80 students can be accommodated over multiple days.
    Please enter a value between 1 and 200.
  • *Please note that due to restrictions on space, we currently limit the number of chaperones to 1 parent/guardian per 4 children. Extra chaperones and siblings are NOT permitted to attend field trips
    Please enter a value between 1 and 50.
  • Please note that certain programs are seasonal. Please refer to the program descriptions online for available dates. Some programs are only available for smaller groups. Please refer to the program descriptions online for appropriate group sizes.