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Field Group with researcher

Please note: We are fully booked for adult guided tours and conferences in 2023. If you have scheduling flexibility, please consider making a reservation for 2024. A limited number of fall 2023 week-day field trips for K-12 classrooms are still available. Thank you for your interest!

The Harvard Forest's conference center, including on-site housing and meeting facilities, welcomes a wide range of visitors annually for workshops, retreats, professional gatherings, and more. We also host a variety of educational programs for learners of all ages. Field trips and guided research tours showcase the Harvard Forest's varied landscape and ongoing ecological research.

Through these educational programs and our conference center, we at the Harvard Forest hope to inspire the next generation of scientists and land stewards, build transformative relationships with students, faculty, and our local community, and foster long-term engagement with our visitors. These relationships guide our research and help us to better address environmental challenges in ways that are relevant to all.

To create more equitable access to our facilities and accommodate a broader diversity of learners, we offer financial support to eliminate fee-related barriers to access. Further, we are working to build our own understanding of the needs of learners from all backgrounds, and working to expand racial, cultural, economic, ability, urban-to-rural, and gender diversity and representation at the Harvard Forest.

Plan Your Visit

Make sure you review the planning your visit section before filling out the application.  Harvard Forest offers a range of amenities and activities and some of these incur a user fee.

Educational Field Trips and Day Tours

    • Availability of tours is variable:
      • K-12 tours are available in person. Please email to inquire.
      • University and adult tours are fully booked (in person and virtual) for fall 2023, but we are still taking reservations for 2024.
      • Self-guided tours that include the Fisher Museum are now available.
      • Recreational trails remain open during this time.
    • Learn more about the content of a typical guided tour.
    • Learn more about guided tour fees.
    • Make a reservation


Conferences, Workshops, and Courses

University, non-profit, government, and professional meetings and college courses. Services may include guided tours, meeting and dining space, and overnight stays.