Groups at Mississippi Gateway Visitor Center

Looking for a special experience for your group? The professional naturalists at the Mississippi Gateway Visitor Center offer a wide variety of outdoor educational programs for schools, scouts, community groups, senior centers, homeschools and other groups. Choose from popular program topics such as birds, insects, amphibians and reptiles, water quality and the Mississippi River. Programs can be customized to meet the interests of your group. Programs are generally two hours in length and fees are based on group size.

Academic Standards

Curriculum supports certain MN K-12 Academic Standards. Review the Standards Matrix to decide which programs meet your needs.


Three Rivers Park District is committed to making our programs accessible. Financial assistance for program fees and buses, sign language interpreters and a wide variety of assisted technology are available.

Bringing Programs to You

Naturalists bring programs to schools, libraries, community events and other local meeting spaces. Popular topics include beaver adaptations, live reptiles and amphibians and insects.

Learn more about the program offerings, request a program using this form, or call 763-694-7790 for more information or to book a program.