Options for Summer Groups

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Service alert - COVID-19

The Animal Olympics Field Trip, Discovery Hollow Nature Play Area and Animal Outreach Program options have been postponed to summer 2021. Discovery Hollow and the Nature Center building are closed. Fee-based virtual programming is available for groups. Call 651-407-5350 or email for more information.

COVID-19 information and resources

Tamarack Nature Center is offering virtual programming as an opportunity for groups this summer. Programs are 30-45 minutes in length and will happen live with one of our Naturalists, though the Google Meet platform. Two animal superhero themes are available: Reptiles & Amphibians or Amazing Owls. Choose the adventure that best fits your group!


Registration is open. To schedule, call 651-407-5350 or email summergroups@tamaracknaturecenter.org.

When submitting a request, please include:

  • Possible date and time selections, based on the availability shown above. In case your first choice is not available, please have backups prepared. 
  • Desired theme (Reptiles & Amphibians or Owls).
  • Age level for your group (Pre-K – Grade 1 or Grades 2–5).
  • How many kids will be participating in the program.
  • Your preferred method of joining a live web-based program (We are primarily using Google Meet, but if you have another way you need to connect, we will try to make accommodations.)

Program information

Pre-K – Grade 1

Grades 2-5

Program fees

  • First program: $125 for each for 30-45 minute program.
  • Additional programs: $75 for each additional program booked for the same day.

Summer 2020 group program policies

Payment due

Groups will be sent an invoice for their program fees. More details about invoicing will be provided when you schedule a virtual program with us. We accept cash, check or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express).

Changes to group size

 Please stay in good communication with us about changes in your group size. We will adjust whenever possible.

Cancellations & refunds

For groups cancelling more than 2 weeks in advance, we will provide a refund, minus a $25 cancellation fee. If we cancel a program or visit because of severe weather, we will try to reschedule with you first. If we cannot find a time to reschedule, we will provide a refund for your group.