Explore. Educate. Connect.

Summer Camp registration has begun!

summer campJoin us this summer as we celebrate over 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 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 brand-new interactive, hands-on education exhibits.


We're hiring: Warner Nature Center Director

We're seeking a creative and visionary leader to serve as Warner Nature Center's Director. This position leads a team of naturalists, outdoor environmental educators and volunteers to envision, plan, create, and deliver the highest quality, facilitated STEM and equity learning experiences for youth, family, communities, and school audiences.

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Register for our programs this summer!

Herp Hike
Sunday, June 3; 3-5 p.m.
Join us for a fun afternoon learning about amphibians and reptiles!

Dragonfly Bioblitz
Saturday, June 9; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bring the whole family for a day of dragonfly observation and collecting along Warner Nature Center’s ponds and lakes.

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