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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.

Celebrate a Wild Birthday at Warner!

Warner is an ideal spot for your child's birthday party in any season! Join a naturalist for the first hour to meet a live animal and explore outside on the trails. Use the second hour for your own birthday celebrations in our atrium. Learn more




Give to the Max Day for Warner!

Learn More Give Back on Thursday, November 13, as we kick-off fundraising efforts for two projects: Apiary Project and Bernie's Bog. You can help save the bog-walk experience and help save our pollinators through education. We are asking for your help to achieve these goals by giving a tax deductible donation through GiveMN. Find out more


Donate to the Bird Blind Project

Fundraising efforts are underway for a permanent bird blind to be built by Jason Roycraft, who is working towards becoming an Eagle Scout. This bird blind will serve as an active learning tool for Warner's programming efforts. Find out more