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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.


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


Help an Eagle Scout build a bird blind!

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