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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.


Fall Color Blast

Sunday, October 6, 1-5 p.m.

No Registration Required | Free For All Ages

Celebrate the fall colors at our annual open house! Hike our trails, paddle our lakes, visit the bee yard, or attend a live bird banding demonstration!

Parking at Warner will be limited. We will be running a shuttle from May Town Hall, which is 1.5 miles south of Warner. Shuttle services will start at 1 PM.
To support the cost of the event, the suggested donation is $10/car.

The gate for the event will open at 12:45 in order to give our staff and volunteers time to prep and get to their locations all over our site.

Warner Wares (t-shirts, hats, mugs, etc.) will be for sale during the event. We are ONLY accepting cash and check.

Hope to see everyone on Sunday!



Celebrating over 50 years of building lasting relationships between people & the natural world.