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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.


Register Now for Warner Explorers

Registration for the 2014-2015 Explorers Program is open! Spaces are still available - register now! Please complete the registration packet.


2014 Summer Camps

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

Browse our 2014 Summer Camps and Register Online

Note: Please do not call the nature center to find out if a class is still available or not. When the class is filled, it will be indicated in the class description on the website.


Help us build an apiary!

Help us build an apiary! Donations are still needed to support and educate others about Minnesota's honeybee population! Find out more