Booking Info & Guidelines

About our programs

Masks are required for all participants.

Earthplace offers innovative, curriculum-based natural history programs designed to supplement your science unit. This is achieved through:

  • Hands-on presentations designed to enable and encourage students to actively experience the wonder and importance of the natural world around them
  • Use of scientific tools, scientific method of investigation, and cooperative activities
  • Live animals, where appropriate
  • Observation of mounted specimens, skins, skeletons, and models
  • Use of Earthplace sanctuary and trails
  • Programs are appropriate as an introduction or review of the topic and may be tailored to meet the needs of the audience

Groups are also welcome to visit Earthplace for self-guided hikes and museum exploration. Please contact the program coordinator so we may accommodate your group’s arrival and use of the building.

Number of participants

Animal Hall and Trail programs are suitable for a maximum of 25 participants. We are capable of running two staffed programs concurrently, so your group may bring up to 50 participants. You may bring additional participants if you choose to do a third or fourth self-guided program. Please call with questions regarding the size of your group.

Program length

Programs can be altered to meet the time constraints of the group, but generally programs for pre-K – first grade students run 30-40 minutes, and those for older groups run one hour. Programs involving a hike may also be extended to two hours for an additional fee (see below). We encourage groups traveling to Earthplace to choose several programs. Groups are welcome to bring their lunches and eat at our picnic tables or in the auditorium.

Program fees

  • $50 per 30-minute Zoom program.
  • $125 per on-site program.
  • $200 per on-site extended hike program.
  • $150 per off-site program.
  • $250 per on-site / $300 per off-site auditorium-style program.
  • An additional travel fee may be charged for off-site programs more than 25 miles from Earthplace.

Call 203-557-4400 ext. 107  or email b.newman@earthplace.org to arrange a program for your group.