As part of Michigan State University, the Kellogg Biological Station welcomes your group of 10 or more to visit!
Please use the Group Tour Availability Chart below for opportunities across KBS 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.
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:
- Kellogg Bird Sanctuary call (269) 671-2510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- W.K. Kellogg Manor House call (269) 671-2400 or email email@example.com
Please note that no reservations are considered final until you receive confirmation from the KBS Location(s) you wish to visit.
Group Tour Availability 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|
|General History||W.K. Kellogg Manor House||4th-7th Grade||up to 60||Year round|
|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|
|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|
|Add-on Programs||Location||Audience||Group Size||Time of year|
|Bird Basics 101||Kellogg Bird Sanctuary||General||Up to 30||Year round|
|Birds of Prey LIVE!||Kellogg Bird Sanctuary||General||Up to 30||Year round|
Group Tour Fees
|Youth Guided Tours||Children (2-17)||under 2||Adult Chaperone||Senior (62+)/College ID Chaperone||Teachers/Leaders|
|Kellogg Bird Sanctuary||$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|
|Youth Self-guided Tour||Children (2-17)||under 2|
|Kellogg Bird Sanctuary||$2.00||$0.00||$4.00||$3.00||$0.00|
|Adult Guided Tours||Children (2-17)||under 2||Adult Participant||Senior (62+)/College ID Participant||Teachers/Leaders|
|Kellogg Bird Sanctuary||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||Children (2-17)||under 2||Adult Participant||Senior (62+)/College ID Participant||Teachers/Leaders|
|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|
|Add-on Programs at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary|
|Bird Basics 101||Up to 30 participants||$50|
|Birds of Prey LIVE!||Up to 30 participants||$50|
|Birds of Prey LIVE!||Over 30 participants||Contact for details|
Staying for Lunch
The W.K. 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
Staying for an Extended Time?
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.
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by calling (269)671-2360 four weeks prior to a group tour to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests received after that date will be met when possible.
Kellogg Biological Station is an outdoor classroom and learning laboratory for many different audiences – including preK-12 teachers and students! See our Classroom Resources webpage for more information.
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: