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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.


Register for our programs this spring!

Woodcocks and Wine
Friday, April 13; 7-9 p.m.
Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about the fascinating mating ritual of the American woodcock.

Gardening with Native Pollinators
Saturday, April 21; 10-11:15 a.m.
We are thrilled to host Heather Holm, an award-winning author and national speaker, to teach us about native pollinators and how to attract them to our gardens.

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.

Adult Paddle
Wednesday, June 13; 1-3 p.m.
Thursday, August 16; 9-11 a.m.
Enjoy the delights of late spring as you paddle the calm waters of Lake Terrapin.

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