Explore. Educate. Connect.

Celebrating 50 yearsCelebrating 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.


Dog-Sledding at Warner

summer campSaturday, January 20, 2018; 1–3:30 p.m.
Warner Nature Center is partnering with the Samoyed Association of Minneapolis/St. Paul (S.A.M.S) to bring dog-sledding to Warner! This unique program will give children a chance to try riding on a sled or maybe even mushing.

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Morning Snowshoe Hike

summer campSaturday, January 27, 2018; 9–11 a.m.
Explore winter at Warner through the ancient art of snowshoeing. Learn basic snowshoeing techniques and hike through Warner’s woods. Snowshoes provided.

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Family Snow Fun

Saturday, February 3, 2018; 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Bring your little one for fun in the snow at Warner! Geared towards families with young children, we will enjoy snowshoeing and end with a campfire.

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