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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.

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




2015 Summer Camps

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

Browse our 2015 Summer Camps