Registration Information

Registration begins in mid-March. Registration and payment must be submitted through your county MSU Extension office only. If you need to obtain contact information for your county MSU Extension 4-H staff, visit: and click on your county name. Registration through county MSU Extension offices is done to connect participants to their county 4-H staff since the local staff are responsible for scholarship allocation, identifying chaperones, making room assignments, and holding a pre-event orientation meeting.

Youth must be age 11 by January 1, of the year they wish to attend 4-H Exploration Days. As you select your session choices, be sure to watch for age restrictions! Age requirements for sessions are based on your age as of January 1 of the current year.

4-H Exploration Days registration goes from mid-March through April with session assignments made on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for returning your registration form to your county MSU Extension office can vary from county to county (typically the end of April), but don’t wait—some sessions fill quickly on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Girl holding rabbit at expo days

Registration Book

The 4-H Exploration Days Registration Book offers a complete listing of the sessions and details on the current year’s event. The online version is available now. Hard copies will be available from county offices late February.  The registration form is a fillable format.  First download and save as a PDF, then fill in, print and send it in. (This is not a live link as you cannot register online.)


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