Explore. Educate. Connect.

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.

Monarch Tagging—Public Program and Scout Event

Monarch TaggingSaturday, September 5, 2015, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Learn about the fascinating life of the monarch butterfly and catch monarchs and other insects in the prairie! Be a citizen scientist and help tag the monarchs we catch to aid in monarch research and send them on their way to Mexico. Register in advance. To register for the public program, please call (651) 433-2427, ext. 10. To register for the scout program, please call (651) 433-2427, ext. 13 or email kbillerbeck@smm.org. $7/person.


Explorers Program and Acorn Adventures

Acorn AdventuresWarner Nature Center offers two unique early childhood programs for your preschoolers! Spots are still available for our 2015-2016 Warner Explorers Preschool Program and Acorn Adventures— register now!