Naturalist-Led Family and Adult Programs

Celebrating 50 yearsCelebrating 50 years of connecting people to the natural world.

Join a Warner naturalist for these fun events for all ages! Wear casual clothing appropriate for the weather and hands-on activities.

Pre-registration is required for all of our programs (except Fall Color Blast and Maple Syrup Open House). Cancellations must be made at least three days prior to an event for a full refund.

To register, please call (651) 433-2427, ext. 10. Please note, leaving a voicemail message does not constitute an official registration.

Looking for an adventure outside with your family and friends? Join us as we celebrate our 50th year with these fun weekend programs!


Fly Fishing for Adults
June 26-30 (Mon, Wed & Fri) 6:30–9 p.m.
Join WNC director, Ron Lawrenz, for three evenings to learn the basics of fly-fishing. This includes a review of equipment and how to rig it, fly tying basics and tying a fly or two, casting instruction, and finally spending an evening fishing hefty sunfish and bass with flies you have tied. All fly rods and reels are provided. Class is limited to 10 adults. (Ages 18 and older) $80 WNC Friends/Science Museum members; $90 non-members. Registration deadline: June 22


Adult Paddle
Tuesday, August 15; 6-8 p.m.
Enjoy the delights of late spring as you paddle the calm waters of Lake Terrapin at sunset. With luck we’ll hear loons and see beavers. Instruction and all equipment provided. Register with a friend to enjoy a beautiful evening on the lake. Limit of 12 people. Register by calling (651) 433-2427, ext 10. (Ages 18 and older) $10 WNC Friends/SMM members; $12 nonmembers. Registration deadline: August 14

Save the dates for Fall 2017

Monarch Tagging
Saturday, September 9; 12-2 p.m.

Fall Color Blast—50th Anniversary Event
Sunday, October 1; 12-5 p.m.