PARI is located on 200 acres of pristine wilderness in the spectacular Pisgah National Forest of Western North Carolina.

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Visit Planner

This tool will help estimate the cost of a visit to PARI. The price shown here is an estimate only.
  • Some of these options are available to book immediately on our calendar without the need to use this form.
  • This is not a price quote nor a guarantee that the visit you are designing will be available.
  • Estimated prices are for regular weekday visits. Weekends and holidays may have a different rate.
  • Educational program pricing is only available when booked by a school or educational institution.
  • Overnight lodging options are available for most group sizes.

STEP 1: Is your visit a field trip from a school/educational institution?

STEP 2: How many people will be in your group?


If you would like to send a message to PARI to request the visit you have designed, please fill out the form below and click “Request This Visit”.  A PARI staff member will typically contact you about your visit within two to five business days.  We recommend taking a look at our Frequently Asked Questions before making your request.

❗Choose a date at least two weeks in the future for best availability. This lets us ensure we have the right staff in place for your visit.
❗Holiday rates may apply for us to open the facilities on holidays that we would normally be closed.
❗Availability during our summer season (late May through mid August) is very limited due to our summer camps.
❗Requests are processed in the order received with preference given to schools and educational institutions. It may be over a week before you receive a response during busy times of the year.

Take a look at some of PARI's out of this world designs!

Each is available on a huge variety of items, like apparel, art prints, phone and laptop cases, backpacks, mugs, blankets, and more! Click one to customize it at our store on Redbubble. All proceeds benefit PARI's education mission.