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

Sunday, October 2; 1-5 p.m.
Celebrate the fall colors as a family by being active out in nature—hike our trails, paddle on our lakes, and ride on our solar–powered pontoon boat. *NEW THIS YEAR* Bring along some cash to purchase food from the Scandia-Marine Lions Club!

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Explorers Preschool Program 2016-17

explorers preschoolNew Registration Options!
Want to give a nature preschool program a try? Sign up for our weekly drop-off preschool program week-to-week, seasonally, or for the full year! The first program is Monday, September 19 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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