Programs are scheduled on weekdays from October through May, no weekends or holidays. There is a $30 interpretive fee for each program. All reservations must be made in advance. To arrange a program, call the Jocelyn Watlington (757) 898-2411 between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To ensure a program for your class, please call at least two months and no more than five months in advance.
Payment must be made by check and received within 30 days of making the reservation. Interpretive fees not paid within this time frame bay result in cancellation of your program and the time slot made available to other groups. Cancellation of a confirmed program must be made no less than two weeks prior to the date of program to receive a Program Voucher which can be applied toward a future program. Bad weather, such as snow, ice, hurricanes, or other severe emergencies may also allow a group to qualify for a Program Voucher to be applied toward the future program."
Did You Know?
The botanical sassafras is a deciduous tree in the family Lauraceae, native to eastern North America and eastern Asia. In the 17th century it was worth its weight in gold as a medicinal plant and was an early Jamestown export. Sassafras has been used in the manufacture of Root Beer.