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Welcome to Quarry Hill

Quarry Hill Nature Center is located in 320-acre Quarry Hill Park, often referred to as the "Jewel" of the Rochester Park system. Year round free admission, learn more about the Nature Center features here.

Nature Nuts: Wonderful Wintertime
pre-registration required
January 21, 10:00 AM11:00 AM

Frosty snowflakes whirl and twirl through the air to cover the earth in a blanket of white. Do you know what snow is made of? Find out during this winter wonderland experience.  Story, art and an outdoor hike await you and your 2-5 year old! Advance registration requested.

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Critter Sunday: Animals Surviving Winter
$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
January 22, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

Huddle together, slow down, stock up on food and use 'antifreeze' - animals use some amazing adaptations to survive the winter weather! Join a naturalist and discover how animals get through the long, cold, snowy months of winter.

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Cave Tour and Historic Hike
$2/adult, $1/child
free for members
pre-registration required
January 29, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

Quarry Hill Park was formerly the grounds of the Rochester State Hospital. Learn about some of the Park's historic structures before a short hike to tour the sandstone storage cave, carved in 1882.

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Ski by Candlelight - a Rochester WinterFest XV Event

February 3, 6:00 PM9:00 PM

Celebrate Minnesota’s sparkling season and beautiful winter landscape. Enjoy an evening skiing by candlelight and the glow of the moon.

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