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.
Bats and Owls and Skunks, OH MY! Bring your flashlights and prepare to go out on a night hike while we investigate nocturnal animals and the adaptations that make them special. We will also put your senses to the test and see how you measure up against other creatures of the night. Learn more
Donate to the Bird Blind Project!!
Fundraising efforts are underway for a permanent bird blind to be built by Eagle Scout, Jason Roycraft. This bird blind will serve as an active learning tool for Warner's programming efforts. Find out more
Help us build an apiary!
undraising efforts are underway for a permanent bird blind to be planned and built by boy scout Jason Roycraft, who's working on becoming an Eagle scout. This bird blind will serve as an active learning tool for Warner's programming efforts. Find out more