Deerassic Park Education Center is dedicated to providing high quality outdoor education experiences to youth to encourage them to be active in the outdoors and to nurture an appreciation for all the opportunities nature and the environment have to offer. Come join us for a fun-filled field trip day here at Deerassic! And if your group can’t make it out to the park, we’ll come to you!


Deerassic Park Field Trips can be geared towards ALL AGES and get kids excited and engaged in the outdoors!

Teachers and Administrators can check out the grade specific listing of activities offered and their correlating Academic Content Standards. We are proud to work with your school/group to provide hands-on learning opportunities. Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for within our pre-existing curriculum? We would be happy to work with you to develop programming to fit your individual needs. We are also available to travel with our lessons to your classroom or event!


A field trip day generally runs approx. 3-6 hours and consists of 4-6 programs with a break for lunch (depending on your arrival/departure time). You decide how long you want to be here and our staff will let you know how many activities we can fit into that schedule.

NEW – Field trips just got a whole lot better at Deerassic!!! ALL field trips will now include a tour of our brand new, hands-on Welcome Center that includes all sorts of fun nature displays! Also included in this activity is our Gift Shop that includes Deerassic apparel, toys, souvenirs, and other items for field trip groups to purchase and remember their amazing day here at the Park! (If you wish, the Gift Shop can be “closed” for the day as well if you do not want it to be a part of the experience.)

Our age/grade guidelines are suggestions; you know your students and their educational level best. We can also adapt most programs for any grade level or design a program to meet your needs.

Call our Education Director at 740-435-3335 or email to discuss further options.

The cost is normally $5 per student with exceptions for smaller groups. Chaperones and teachers are free! We also offer transportation grants to schools and youth groups to help with the cost of bussing — please see our Grant Opportunities for more information.


Students may eat inside the Education Complex or outside under one of our pavilions (depending on the activities/schedule.) You may bring sack lunches or plan to utilize our kitchen to cook your own meals. Please let us know your meal plan when making your reservation.

Every chance is given to utilize the planned activity even in the event of somewhat uncooperative weather (misting, slight rain, etc.). However, in the event that the weather is completely uncooperative, we will continue scheduled programming indoors without rescheduling whenever possible.

If for whatever reason your group/school can’t make it out to the Park or you want to continue the experience throughout the entire school year, Deerassic will come to you!

We offer a full list of activities adapted to be brought into YOUR classroom! Don’t let the learning stop with your field trip day and bring Deerassic to your school today!


You can either fill out the Field Trip Date Request Form at the top page the page or you can call 740-435-3335 Monday-Friday from 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., or email to make reservations. Be sure to include alternative date(s), arrival/departure times, number of students, program choices, meal plan, and contact information. Also let us know if there are any special needs students may have so accommodations can be made. Please make reservations at least 3 weeks in advance from your planned date.