Warner Nature Center has five exciting programs for preschools. These classes have been designed just for preschoolers. This is a wonderful opportunity to help your group explore the natural world while learning nature-based lessons they can carry back home and into the classroom.
Preschool field trips are only offered during the school year.
Groups under 15 pay a flat rate of just $75 for a 1.5-hour program. Groups over 15 pay $5 per child.
All of these programs are set up for your group on a custom basis. Please contact our Outreach Coordinator Kirk Mona at or (651) 433-2427 ext. 13 for availability of dates.
Sleepytime Animals (Autumn)
How do all those animals survive the winter? Explore how animals get ready for winter while making crafts and watching a puppet show We'll end our sleepytime together with a fall hike.
Winter Brrrds (Winter)
Who fluffs up downy feathers to stay warm in the winter? Birds, of course! Learn which Minnesota birds stay around all year and their special tricks for surviving the cold. Make treats for our bird friends, then enjoy a winter hike.
Track Detectives (Winter)
Calling all detectives! Investigate which forest animals stay active in the winter by learning to identify tracks. Enjoy a variety of track activities including decorating a t-shirt. We'll wrap up with a hike to discover tracks in the snow. Please bring along a shirt or other cloth item to decorate.
Springtime Surprises (Spring)
Celebrate springtime at Warner! We'll create a Mother's Day surprise while making our very own handmade recycled paper. We'll learn about different springtime babies in the Warner woods and enjoy a forest hike.
Whooo Goes There? (All Seasons)
Discover all about owls and their special adaptations while you investigate their mysteries at learning stations. You'll create a unique owl of your own, and even get to meet the live barred owl who lives at the nature center! Dress for a hike as well.