Explore. Educate. Connect.

Celebrating over 50 years of building lasting relationships between people & the natural world.

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 900 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 interactive, hands-on education exhibits.


Now Hiring

Warner is hiring two summer seasonal positions! Learn more.


Summer Adventures 2019

Register now! Limited spots are still available.

Download our Summer Camp Catalog and read about our camp offerings and registration details.

More information can be found on our Summer Camp page.


Celebrate Spring!

Join us as we celebrate the arrival of Spring! Check out these weekend family and adult public programs. Registration required.


Warner Explorers 2019-2020

Warner Nature Center

Register for Warner's weekly drop-off preschool program for the 2019-2020 school year! Introduce your child ages 3.5 to 5 to the natural world through experiential learning in a small group setting. Explorers takes place on Mondays mid-September through the end of May from 9:30am-12:00pm. Email [email protected] for more information.