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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.


Check out this unique adult training opportunity at Warner!

Minnesota Master NaturalistMinnesota Master Naturalist Training Course: Prairies & Potholes
Who should sign up? Any adult who is curious and enjoys learning about the natural world, shares that knowledge with others, and supports conservation. If you enjoy hiking, bird watching, following tracks, or identifying wildflowers, you'll love being a Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer. Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteers are a motivated group of fun and interesting people: teachers, retired professionals, nature guides, hunters, eco-tour operators, farmers, and...YOU!
When: September 3-6 and 10-12
Time: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. except for Saturday, September 6, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration deadline is August 15.

The Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Course consists of 40 hours of instruction. The training includes a variety of teaching methods—hands-on activities, field trips, lectures, Power Point presentations, and videos that provide the participants with information on Minnesota's natural history. The course is designed to be a general overview of Minnesota's three biomes with a focus on the Prairies and Potholes biome.

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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