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Programs for School Groups

We welcome field trips for school groups and encourage you to schedule early. Fall is the best time of year for field trips. In the spring, dates are limited and we cannot accommodate Tuesday or Thursday field trips.

Our field trip topics are:

  • Birds of Prey
  • Snakes of NC
  • Mammal Skins & Skulls
  • Nature Walk/Longleaf Pine Ecology

Upper grade level teachers are encouraged to call for advanced environmental studies topics.

To Schedule a Field Trip to Howell Woods for your class……


  • Choose a primary date and alternate dates
  • Review our field trip information


An information packet will be sent to you upon reservation verification. The packet includes Teacher Notes and Information for Field Trips to Howell Woods, A Letter for Chaperones, A Student Permission Form and a Parent and Child Letter. We hope you will find this helpful in organizing your field trip to Howell Woods!

Field Trip Information

Group Size- Howell Woods staff and facilities can accommodate up to 60 students per field trip.

Chaperones-To insure a safe environment and promote a positive learning experience, we expect one adult per seven to eight children.

Weather-Please understand that the weather does not always cooperate with us on field trip days. If it is possible to continue with our programs and maintain the safety of your group and the integrity of the program, we will do that. However, please understand that Howell Woods will make the final call on whether or not we will be able to continue. If we can make that determination early enough to cancel for the day, we will. We regret that our schedule does not permit the option of a rain date.

Educational Programming Fee*

Time Frame Kids (13 & under) Adults
Less than 2 hours $3 $5
2-4 hours $4 $8
4-5 hours $6 $15
5-8 hours $12 $20
> 8 hours $12 + $4/each additional hour $20 + $10/each additional hour

*Fee Rate

There is no charge for Johnston County public or private schools and home school groups or non-profit organizations during normal business hours, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

We invite you to visit Howell Woods soon!

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