Types of Trips

Visiting groups can choose from a number of activities at the Museum, depending on objectives and time schedules.

Self-guided Tour and Trails
- 1 hour Museum exhibit tour
- 1.5 hours nature trails: Download Trail Guide Here
- 2.5 hours Museum exhibit & trails
- reservations accepted
Allow at least one hour to complete a self-guided tour of the Museum. Allow up to 1.5 hours to explore our nature trails! These trails meander through wooded bluffs, river bottoms, lakes, and scenic swamplands. 



Hands-on Programs: Grades K-12

  • Program reservations are required
  • Please arrive at the museum 15 minutes prior to program time
  • Groups arriving less than 30 minutes late for a scheduled educational program may be able to receive a shortened version of the program. Groups more than 30 minutes late will forfeit their scheduled educational program.
  • Programs are 30 to 45 minutes each 

Age-appropriate, curriculum-coordinated, hands-on presentations for groups of 50 students. Teachers can choose from these topics: endangered species, mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, plants, or fossils. Reptile and Endangered Species programs are available for groups of over 50 students.



Wetlands Program

  • 1 hour 
  • Small groups of 10-25
  • Grade 3 and up
  • Reservations required
  • Please arrive at the museum 15 minutes prior to program time

The Museum offers an in-depth, hands-on wetlands program. During this experience, students learn to appreciate the importance of wetlands by becoming wetlands researchers at LeFleur's Bluff State Park and studying the area's soil, plants, and water. The program is available to groups of 10 to 25 students in grades 3 through 12.



Scout Program (girl and cub/boy scouts)
- Merit Badge Program
- reservations required 2 weeks in advance
The Museum can help your scout group of 10 to 25 earn badges naturally! Call and book your group today. Reservations required two weeks in advance. For more information, download the Girl Scout and Cub Scout flyer. 


NOTE: Please make your reservations at least two weeks in advance of your visit. Also, it's important that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your reserved appointment. All programs will begin at their scheduled start times. Call 601-576-6000 for more details.