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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.

Plant a Kitchen Window Herb Garden!

Saturday, April 18, 1-3 p.m.

Learn about how a seed grows and where our food comes from. Plant your very own windowsill garden with herbs you and your family can use in your kitchen! Then hike with a naturalist to look for parts of plants that animals eat. $15/family up to 4 members, $3/each additional participant. Learn more



2015 Summer Camps

summer campJoin us for some exciting summer adventures in our forests, bog, lakes, prairie and new exhibits!

Browse our 2015 Summer Camps