Staffed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the center provides a variety of learning opportunities both inside and outside on the surrounding trails. Learn more >>
• Mackinac State Historic Park Site VisitsBring your group to Mackinac State Historic Parks for a great first-hand on site experience. Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park in Mackinaw City and Fort Mackinac and Mackinac Island State Park on Mackinac Island can make history and science come alive!
• Mackinac State Historic Parks Outreach ProgramsThese hour long programs bring the Straits area and Michigan to the classroom. Experience the sights, sounds and smells that will bring you closer to the cultural and natural history of Michigan. During the fall and spring our entertaining and informative interpretive staff bring these programs to you. These programs are designed for grades three through six.
• Michigan's Watchable WildlifeThis online version of the popular Michigan Wildlife Viewing Guide, features 121 of the best places in Michigan to view wildlife. We've also added links to some of the best resources available. No matter where you are in the state, sites in this guide are only minutes away!
• Military Muster at Fort MackinacMuster your students and march them up the hill. Enlist them into the army of the 1880s. Drill and march them on the parade ground, walk the sentry beat, find out how kid's lives have changed in 100 years and learn about Mackinac history through Military Muster at Fort Mackinac!
• Project WILDProject WILD is a Kindergarten through 12th grade environmental and conservation education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources.
• Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, Mackinac IslandFrom Native American baskets to present-day paintings of the island by residents, The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum showcases historic treasures in Mackinac State Historic Parks' collection and inspires creativity in others. The art museum brings together Mackinac art created over the centuries. In one building, see Mackinac-inspired art from today and works from nearly two centuries ago.
• State Fish HatcheriesHatcheries offer outdoor trails, interpretative rooms with learning opportunities concerning our watersheds and other aspects of fish culture.