Explore. Educate. Connect.

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.


Beers for Buses!

summer campTuesday, August 7; 3-10 p.m.
Join us for Townie Tuesday at Lift Bridge Brewing Co. in Stillwater! $1 of every pint and $2 of every growler will be donated to Warner’s bus scholarship program for school field trips in 2018-19. Families are welcome — the root beer and cream soda are delicious!

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Summer Adult Paddle

Thursday, August 16; 9-11 a.m.
Enjoy the delights of late summer as you paddle the calm waters of Lake Terrapin. With luck we’ll hear loons and see beavers. Instruction and all equipment provided. (Ages 18+) $10 WNC Friends/Science Museum Members; $12 nonmembers. Registration deadlines: August 15.

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Get a sneak peek at Warner!

Video by: Jeni O'Brien