Explore. Educate. Connect.
Celebrating 50 years of connecting people to 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 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.
Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Learn about the fascinating life of the monarch butterfly and their fall migration. Take a net out to the prairie, be a citizen scientist and help tag any monarchs we might be lucky enough to catch. Monarch tagging is an international project that monitors their migration patterns and population levels. Learn more
Beers for Wheels
October 10; 3-10 p.m.
Warner Nature Center is teaming up with Lift Bridge Brewing Co. in Stillwater for Beers for Wheels! Come out for a Townie Tuesday and help Warner raise money for a community outreach vehicle. $1 of every pint of beer and $2 of every growler fill will be donated to Warner by Lift Bridge Brewery! Families are welcome — the root beer is delicious! Tuesdays, October 10 from 3-10 p.m. Lift Bridge Brewing Company is located at 1900 Tower Drive West Stillwater, MN 55082.
Fall Color Blast
Join us for a day of fall adventures as we celebrate Warner's 50th anniversary! Enjoy a live bird banding demonstration, paddle on our pristine lakes, listen to live music, visit our bee yard with open hive demonstrations, and learn about the history of Warner. Bring cash to purchase some delicious food and drinks from local food trucks and vendors!
In celebration of our 50th anniversary, we’re having a coloring contest, and we want you to participate!