Manor House Events

Mon Oct 06 @06:00PM - 08:00PM
Floral Class: Fall Wreath Workshop

Wed Oct 08 @06:00PM - 08:00PM
Floral Class: Fall Swag

Tue Oct 21 @03:00PM - 05:00PM
Harvest Tea

Fri Oct 24 @06:30PM - 09:00PM
Murder Mystery Dinner

Wed Nov 19 @04:30PM - 06:00PM
Manners at the Manor

Sanctuary Events

Birds & Coffee Walk
Wednesday Oct. 8th, @ 9:00am

Birds of Prey LIVE!
Sunday Oct. 19th, @ 1:00pm

Fall Migration Celebration
Sunday Nov. 2nd, @ 1:00pm

Fall Waterfowl Identification Class
Sunday Nov. 9th, @ 1:00pm

Birds & Coffee Walk
Wednesday Nov. 12th, @ 9:00am

Home Visit KBS KBS Tours
Group Tours at W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) PDF Print E-mail

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/or would like to visit multiple locations, please complete the KBS Group Tour Contact Form and check out lodging and food service available through the KBS Conference Center.  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 Availabilty Chart

Youth Guided Tours

Location

Audience

Group Size

Time of year

Bird Adaptations Kellogg Bird Sanctuary preschool-5th Grade up to 60 Year round
Agriculture & Ecology Student Activity Trail Kellogg Bird Sanctuary K-5th Grade up to 30 April - November
Manners at the Manor W.K. Kellogg Manor House K-7th Grade up to 24 Year round
General History W.K. Kellogg Manor House 4th-7th Grade up to 30 Year round
Holiday Walk & Market W.K. Kellogg Manor House 4th-7th Grade up to 30 day after Thanksgiving - Dec. 23
Maple Syrup Making Kellogg Forest 1st-5th Grade up to 30 March 10-14, 2014

Youth Self-guided Tour

Location

Audience

Group Size

Time of year

Bird Adaptations - Scavenger Hunt
Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
K-5th Grade

Year round

Adult Guided Tours

Location

Audience

Group Size

Time of year

Bird Adaptations
Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
General up to 60
Year round
Maple Syrup Making
Kellogg Forest
General up to 30
March 10-14, 2014
General History
W.K. Kellogg Manor House
General up to 55 Year round

Adult Self-guided Tours

Location

Audience

Group Size

Time of year

Waterfowl, Upland Gamebirds, Birds of Prey
Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
Adults N/A Year round
Historical Walking Tour - brochure available Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Adults N/A Year round
Bluebird Trail - booklet available Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Adults
N/A Year round
General History - booklet available W.K. Kellogg Manor House Adults up to 55
Year round
Botanical Guide (Grounds walking tour) brochure available W.K. Kellogg Manor House Adults N/A Year round
KBS Shoreline Management Demo Area W.K. Kellogg Manor House Adults N/A Year round
LTER Agriculture & Ecology Walking Tour Long-term Ecological Research Adults N/A May - November

Group Tour Fees


Youth Guided Tours Children (2-17) under 2 Adult Chaperone Senior (62+)/College ID Chaperone
Teachers/Leaders
Kellogg Bird Sanctuary & Forest $4.00 $0.00 $4.00 $3.00 $0.00
W.K. Kellogg Manor House $5.00 $0.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Manners at the Manor - Manor House $13.00 N/A $13.00 $13.00 $13.00
Youth Self-guided Tour
Kellogg Bird Sanctuary $2.00 $0.00 $4.00 $3.00 $0.00
Adult Guided Tours Adult Participant Senior (62+)/College ID Participant Teachers/Leaders
Kellogg Bird Sanctuary & Forest N/A N/A $6.00 $5.00 $0.00
W.K. Kellogg Manor House N/A N/A $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Adult Self-guided Tours
Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
N/A N/A $4.00 $3.00 $0.00
W.K. Kellogg Manor House donation N/A donation donation donation
Long-term Ecological Research N/A N/A $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Special Accommodations

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:

Teacher Resources - Kellogg Biological Station is an outdoor classroom and learning laboratory for many different audiences - including preK-12 teachers and students! Several units across KBS have created lesson plans, teacher's guides and student activity books.

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