Explore. Educate. Connect.

Summer Camp registration has begun!

summer campJoin us this summer as we celebrate 50 years of connecting people to the natural world! Learn more

The Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center is a private educational institution. Our Trailside Museum, classes, and events are open to the public. For safety and conservation reasons, we do not permit self-guided hiking on our trails.

Located 30 miles northeast of Saint Paul near historic Marine on St. Croix, Warner is the oldest private nature center in Minnesota and features over 600 acres of undeveloped woodland, marsh, lake, bog and grasslands. Within the Trailside Museum, visitors can learn about our public natural history programs, learn how to become a volunteer or Friend of Warner, and experience the Hidden Wonders of Warner, our brand-new interactive, hands-on education exhibits.


Owl and Snowshoe

summer campFriday, March 2, 2018; 6-9 p.m.
Join us for an exciting evening exploring the woods of Warner under the full moon. Meet our resident barred and Eastern screech owls before heading out on a snowshoe night hike (conditions permitting) calling to the owls of Warner’s woods.

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Maple Syrup Day

Maple SyrupSaturday, March 3, 2018, 12-4 p.m.
Celebrate the syruping season by spending an afternoon in the Warner sugar bush! Learn about the history of maple syruping and see the whole process first-hand from sap to syrup. Enjoy on-going family-friendly activities, such as demo tree tapping, sap boiling, maple syrup sampling, crafts, refreshments, and more. $5 per person (children 3 years and under FREE) Please pay in cash at the gate — exact change is appreciated!

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