Support Quarry Hill by joining our non-profit friends group, or donate.

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.

Coming Events:
pre-registration required
May 6, 10:00 AM11:00 AM

Observe, listen, and feel … toddlers are natural explorers. Nurture that curiosity during our nature-themed classes designed for 2-3 year old children accompanied by a grown up. Classes include story, art and outdoor adventures.

read more
May 9, 1:00 PM3:00 PM

Many hands are needed to help keep Quarry Hill Park healthy and beautiful. Join the effort to remove this invasive and harmful plant from woodlands.

read more
$2/adults, $1/child
pre-registration required
May 10, 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.

read more
pre-registration required
May 15, 6:00 PM10:00 PM

Tired of the same old Friday night routine? Join other adventurous adults to explore the underground world in a private system of caves near Spring Valley. Observe cave formations such as stalactites, cave bacon, and soda straws and learn about the fascinating world of karst geology that is unique to SE Minnesota.

read more