Field Trip Reservations and Policies

If you are looking for quality out-of-the-classroom learning experiences, we offer a year-round standards-based curriculum that provide opportunities for extending and deepening students' understanding of the natural world.

Scheduling process and policies

Interested in bringing your class to Tamarack Nature Center? Please review the following policies and information prior to making a reservation.


Reservations will be accepted via email beginning Monday, August 23, 2021 for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. Tamarack Nature Center’s school year programming will run between Tuesday, September 21, 2021–Thursday, June 2, 2022. Group programs are offered on Tuesday–Thursday between the hours of 9:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Programs are generally up to two hours in length.

Reservations will be taken in the order received on August 23. Any requests received before that day will be answered afterwards. 

Email your request

Please include the following information:

  • Requested program.
  • First and second preferred weeks.
  • Grade and number of students.
  • Earliest arrival time and latest departure time.
  • If you would like to have lunch on the lawn and/or time in Discovery Hollow Nature Play Area.
  • Any specific group needs or considerations.

Confirmation and communication

Booking conformation emails will be sent out beginning August 26, 2021. Please carefully review all details and make sure all information is correct. Before your program, you will receive an email containing the program schedule, chaperone letter and reminders for your visit. 

Final count and cancellations

Cancellations and adjustments to final numbers must be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit by calling 651-266-0360. After that time, no adjustments may be made. Groups cancelling less than two weeks prior to program date will be assessed a $25 processing fee.


All reservations must be paid in full two weeks prior to program date. Accepted payment types are cash, check, Visa, Discover, American Express or MasterCard.

Chaperone policy

Tamarack Nature Center requires at least one chaperone for every 12 students. Chaperones must stay with their students at all times and are responsible for students conduct and behavior. A chaperone information letter with helpful tips and tricks will be provided to assist with preparing for your visit. There are no program fees for chaperones, however, they must be included in your total group count and equipment rental rates apply.


COVID-19 modifications

Pre-visit information