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The Bird Sanctuary, Manor House, and Conference Center are open year-round, and invite you to come and visit!

Activities ranging from adult classes to children's summer camps to historical tours are available throughout the year. Consult the events calendar to schedule your next visit.

The NPS North Country Trail also runs through KBS. You may park at the Bird Sanctuary Trailhead and hike in.

Group Tours and Visits

As part of Michigan State University, W.K. Kellogg Biolgical Station welcomes visitors of all ages.  Certain areas of KBS are closed to the public and cannot accomodate large groups to protect ongoing research projects.  Please visit the KBS Tour page for more information on planning a group visit.

Photography at KBS:

As part of Michigan State University, KBS adheres to the media guidelines established by the university. Please visit the MSU Communications and Brand Strategy (CABS) website for overall Media Guidelines and Filming at MSU information.

The grounds of KBS are a public space, taking pictures is allowed.  As a courtesy, if you plan to take photos on the grounds of the Kellogg Manor House, please email events@kbs.msu.edu to ensure the areas you would like to visit have not been reserved for an event.  Anyone photographing at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary must visit during open hours and pay admission or purchase a membership.

The interiors of the buildings at KBS are private and should only be entered or photographed with permission.

No images of KBS grounds, facilities or properties should be sold for profit.  You must be a licensed partner of MSU to acquire permission.

Information for Visiting Researchers

Researchers that wish to use KBS lands or laboratories as a research site, or to collect/remove plants or animals from KBS MUST fill out a Research Site Use Request Form at least three months in advance of their visit.


Latest Events

Seminar: Emily Bernhardt
Friday, Dec. 4th, @ 10:45am

Holiday Walk and Market
Friday, Dec. 4th, @ 12:00pm

Brown Bag: Cara Krieg
Friday, Dec. 4th, @ 3:30pm

Holiday Walk and Market
Friday, Dec. 4th, @ 12:00pm