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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.

2015 Summer Camps

summer campSummer camp registration begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, February 19 for camps held June through August 2015.

View our 2015 Summer Camps at a Glance


Winter Blizzard Blast

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 1-5 p.m.
No registration required

Fall in love with winter! Explore our trails on a guided snowshoe hike, try out a kicksled, use our underwater camera to see life below the ice in our lakes, play some outdoor winter games, and join us around a campfire for hot cocoa and a s'more! Our annual winter festival is a wonderful way to celebrate being outside in the winter months. Cost is $5 Adults, $3 Children ages 3-12, Free Children ages 2 and younger (Please pay in cash at the gate—exact change is appreciated.) Learn more


Explorers Preschool Program

Registration for the 2015-2016 program opens January 26. Call (651) 433-2427 to register. Learn more