|Purple Martins: Backyard Aerialists|
Tuesday Mar. 11th, @ 7:00pm
|Birds & Coffee|
Wednesday Mar. 12th, @ 9:00am
|How to be a Good Purple Martin Landlord: A Workshop|
Saturday Mar. 15th, @ 9:00am
|Field Ornithology Course|
Tuesday Mar. 25th, @ 6:00pm
|Field Ornithology Course|
Saturday Mar. 29th, @ 8:00am
|Group Tours at W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS)|
As part of Michigan State University, the Kellogg Biological Station welcomes visitors. The content of this page should help you to organize a visit for a group of 10 or more people. (Not a group? Drop in visitors are welcome at the W.K. Kellogg Manor House, Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Forest - click for visitor information)
While much of KBS is open to the public (W.K. Kellogg Manor House, Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Forest), certain areas have restricted access for the safety of visitors and to protect research (LTER, GLBRC, Kellogg Farm). We hope you enjoy your visit!
Please use the Group Tour Availability Chart below for opportunities at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, W.K. Kellogg Manor House and Kellogg Forest and determine which tours are appropriate for your group. Minimum group size to book a tour is 10 participants. Guided tours are typically 1.5 hours and self-guided experiences are at your own pace.
If you are visiting KBS for an extended amount of time and would like to visit multiple locations, please contact the KBS Conference Center to help with coordination. A coordination fee may apply.Booking a Group Tour:
Complete a KBS Group Tour Contact Form at least one month before your visit.
Or contact the Location you wish to visit by phone or email:
Please note that no reservations are considered final until you receive confirmation from the KBS Location(s) you wish to visit.
Group Tour Fees
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by calling (269) 671-2510 four weeks prior to a group tour to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests received after that date will be met when possible.
Restricted Areas: Due to the research conducted at the Long-term Ecological Research Site (LTER), Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) and Kellogg Farm & Pasture Dairy Center guided group tours are only available for professionals and special interest groups. The general public is invited to learn at these locations during Open House events and through self-guided opportunities, details below:
Staying for lunch? The W.K. Kellogg Manor House and Conference Center offers a variety of meal options, from boxed lunches to a cafeteria-style meal to a plated meal in the Manor House!
Groups are welcome to picnic at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary or Kellogg Forest. Both areas are first come, first served.
Kellogg Bird Sanctuary: picnic tables (seating for 30) and recycling are available near the Sanctuary's parking lot, restrooms available, potable water
Kellogg Forest: covered picnic pavilion (seating for 60+), trash cans, limited restrooms (2 toilets), non-potable water