Early Childhood Programs

Join us for one of Warner's early childhood programs as we explore the natural world through hikes, art projects and story time. Warner offers a variety of programs for you and your child to choose from throughout the year.

Early Childhood: Acorn Adventures

preschool programIntroduce young children ages 1 to 5 to the natural world, while exploring at the nature center with a parent or guardian. Each program is organized around a theme and emphasizes active learning through sensory experiences, movement activities, and dramatic play. Children create with art materials, enjoy simple stories, and explore the great outdoors. Classes are offered 1-2 times per month during the school year from 9:30-11 a.m. on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at Warner Nature Center.

Each class incorporates outdoor and indoor activities in all types of weather. Wear casual clothing appropriate for the weather and hands-on activities.

Pre-registration is required: families sign up for Acorn Adventures for the whole year or for individual dates. Cost is $15 per class.

To register, please email or call Krista at [email protected] or (651) 433-2427 ext.13

2019-2020 dates:

Tuesdays Wednesdays
(will be the same topic as previous Tuesday’s topic)
September 24 September 25
October 15 October 16
October 15 October 16
November 12 November 13
December 10 December 11
January 21 January 22
February 11 February 12
March 24 March 25
April 21 April 22
May 19 May 20

If minimum enrollment is not met, classes will be canceled. If you miss two consecutive classes, you may lose your spot if there is a waitlist. Cancellations received more than one week prior to the program will receive full $15 refund. Cancellations received less than one week prior to the program will not be refunded. A $30 processing fee will be charged for cancellations of 4 or more classes.

See what Acorn Adventures is like


Video by: Jeni O'Brien

Early Childhood: Explorers

Register for Warner's weekly drop-off preschool program for the 2019-2020 school year! Young learners ages 3.5 to 5 will use their inherent curiosity to learn about the natural world in an experiential, small group setting. Explorers takes place on Mondays mid-September through the end of May from 9:30am-12:00 p.m. approximately 3 Mondays per month. Email Krista at [email protected] for more information and to register.