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.


Fall Color Blast

Fall Color BlastSunday, October 4, 1–5 p.m.
Celebrate the fall colors of Warner by hiking our trails and paddling our lakes with friends and family! Experience unique Warner programs such as visiting our bee yard/apiary with open hive demonstrations, attend a live bird banding demonstration and see raptors up close. This event is designed for all ages! Suggested donation of $10 per vehicle. No registration required.



Acorn Adventures

Acorn AdventuresLimited spots are still available in Acorn Adventures, our adult and child program for children ages 1-5! Learn more