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For over 50 years, the Science Museum of Minnesota and Manitou Fund have worked together to operate Warner Nature Center.

On September 5, 2019, the Science Museum and Manitou Fund announced the Warner Nature Center will be closing, with operations winding down fully by December 31, 2019.

Both the Science Museum and Manitou Fund are extremely grateful to every person who has contributed to its success. Because of the unwavering dedication of employees, volunteers, donors, and the community at-large over the past many years, Warner Nature Center has become one of Minnesota’s most cherished places for nature and outdoor education.

More information is available here.


Warner Nature Center will be closed to the public after Friday, October 25, 2019. We appreciate the wonderful support from the community for the last 52 years as we delivered our mission of building lasting relationships between people and the natural world.