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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.

We sincerely apologize for the recent problems with our summer camp registration process. The Science Museum of Minnesota's website is currently experiencing significant technical issues with the website host. Due to these problems, we had to shut down registration last week and we will not be able to continue online registration this season.

Beginning Thursday, February 26 at 9 a.m., we are continuing registration via fax at (651) 433-2430 or drop-off in person at Warner. We will not be accepting registrations via email or phone. If the camp is full, your child will be put on a waitlist as waitlist spots are available.

A list of camps that still have spots open, as well as waitlist opportunities, is listed on our summer camps page to help you plan your registration. If your child is placed in a camp or on a waitlist, you will receive an email confirmation. If after two weeks you have not received an email confirmation, please feel free to call us.

If you successfully registered for a camp and received a confirmation email within the last week, your registration is still valid.

We sincerely apologize for this unfortunate situation. We hope you continue to support Warner Nature Center and appreciate your patience while we address this problem.

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.

Maple Syrup Day

Saturday, March 28; 12-4 p.m.
Celebrate spring by spending an afternoon in the Warner sugar bush! Learn about the history of maple syruping and see the whole process first hand from sap to syrup. Enjoy family friendly activities such as log tapping, spile making, crafts, refreshments, and more. Maple Syruping demonstrations will take place every half hour. $5/person; Children ages 3 and younger are free. No registration required. Learn more



Scout Day—Maple Syrup

Saturday March 21, 2015; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
March means maple syrup madness at Warner! We will learn about the process of making the tasty treat and more about maple trees. We'll hike through our sugar bush to tap a tree, watch the sap cook down at the sugar shack, do a taste test, and make a craft. Open to any scout troop. Register in advance. $7/child. Email or call (651)433-2427 ext.13




Explorers Preschool Program

Registration for the 2015-2016 program opens January 26. Call (651) 433-2427 to register. Learn more