​​​Group Visits

 

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Groups are welcome to visit the nature center and explore the animals, exhibits, and trails during regular operating hours at no charge. Please call us to let us know in advance when you are coming so we can ensure there are no conflicts. If your group would like a staff-led program, see below.

 

Group Programs

Okeeheelee Nature Center offers educational programs for specialty groups such as scout troops, camp groups, youth groups, social clubs, etc. (For school groups, please click here.) The cost for a 1-hour program is $3 per person with a minimum of 10 people and maximum of 30 people. 

Summer Programs for Visiting Camp Groups

Okeeheelee Nature Center offers several options for summer groups to choose from. 
Choose one program (1 hour) for $3 per camper  
Choose two programs (2 hours) for $5 per camper

Program options:

  • Live animal program and guided nature hike
    • Maximum of 60 participants
    • ~30 min animal encounter (species vary)
    • ~30 min guided nature walk
  • Deer & Raptor Walk (this program is not wheelchair or stroller accessible)​
    • ​​Maximum of 30 participants
    • Behind the scenes tour of the Birds of Prey Compound
    • Meet ‘n’ greet with the deer and birds of prey (no direct touching of the birds)
  • Scales and Tales
    • Maximum of 60 participants​
    • Reptile focused program
    • Includes opportunities to touch live reptiles
  • Other (special requests)


Program Reservations

Programs are offered Tuesdays-Fridays at 10:00am, and Saturdays at 10:30am or 1:30pm.  For all programs there is a 10 participants/$30 minimum.

Program Reservation Request Form

To book a program, complete the program reservation request form and email or mail the form to the center for processing. Please allow one week for processing once you send your request. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. We book up quickly, so please make your reservations well in advance.  When you are booked, you will receive a written confirmation, which is also your invoice. Payment will be due upon arrival to the program by cash, check or Visa, Mastercard or Discover. Please be aware credit cards are not processed on site and a receipt is provided via e-mail.​