Explore. Educate. Connect.

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

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 900 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.

Summer Adventures 2019

Registration will begin Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 9:00am!

Please download our Summer Camp Catalog and read about our camp offerings and registration details.

More information can be found on our Summer Camp page.


Warner Explorers 2019-2020

Register for Warner's weekly drop-off preschool program for the 2019-2020 school year! Introduce your child ages 3.5 to 5 to the natural world through experiential learning in a small group setting. Explorers takes place on Mondays mid-September through the end of May from 9:30am-12:00pm. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Warner Nature Center