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!

Senior Snowshoe Hike Series

Sunday, January 14, 2018 1-3 p.m.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 1-3 p.m.

Explore winter at Warner through the ancient art of snowshoeing with other seniors! Learn basic snowshoeing techniques and hike through Warner’s woods. After snowshoeing sit around a warm fire and enjoy hot chocolate. Snowshoes provided. *If there are not sufficient snow levels, we will still hike. $7 WNC Friends/Science Museum members; $10 nonmembers. Ages 55+

January

Dog-Sledding at Warner
Saturday, January 20, 2018 1-3:30 p.m.

summer campWarner Nature Center is partnering with the Samoyed Association of Minneapolis/St. Paul (S.A.M.S) to bring dog-sledding to Warner! The day will begin with a short program inside the Trailside Museum, followed by a meet and greet with the dogs and a dogsledding experience (conditions permitting) for small children (40lbs or less). $3 per person. All ages

Morning Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, 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. *If there are not sufficient snow levels, we will still hike. $7 WNC Friends/Science Museum members; $10 non-members. Ages 8+

February

Owl and Snowshoe Hike
Friday, February 2, 2018 6-9 p.m.

Join us for an exciting evening exploring the woods of Warner under the full moon. Meet our resident barred and Eastern screech owls before heading out on a snowshoe night hike (conditions permitting) calling to the owls of Warner’s woods. $7 WNC Friends/Science Museum members; $10 nonmembers. Ages 3+
Please note: We will hike if snow levels are too low for snowshoeing.

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. $5 WNC Friends/Science Museum members; $7 non-members. Suggested ages 2-8

Snowshoeing 101
Saturday, February 17, 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. *Program will be cancelled if there are not sufficient snow levels. $7 WNC Friends/Science Museum members; $10 nonmembers. Ages 6+

March

Owl and Snowshoe Hike
Friday, March 2, 2018 6-9 p.m.

Join us for an exciting evening exploring the woods of Warner under the full moon. Meet our resident barred and Eastern screech owls before heading out on a snowshoe night hike (conditions permitting) calling to the owls of Warner’s woods. $7 WNC Friends/Science Museum members; $10 nonmembers. Ages 3+
Please note: We will hike if snow levels are too low for snowshoeing.

Maple Syruping Day
Saturday, March 3, 2018 12-4 p.m.

Celebrate the syruping season by spending an afternoon in the Warner sugar bush! Learn about the history of maple syruping and see the whole process first-hand from sap to syrup. Enjoy on-going family-friendly activities, such as demo tree tapping, sap boiling, maple syrup sampling, crafts, refreshments, and more. $5 per person (children 3 years and under FREE) Please pay in cash at the gate — exact change is appreciated!