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.
Learn about little blue as we hike the blue bird trail, peek into a nest, meet Blue Bird Dave, and enjoy a sweet "tweet" treat. We'll also craft our own little blue bird.read more
Snores, lores and s’mores – that’s what makes a great camp out! We’ll go on a scavenger hunt, gather wood for a fire, set up camp & fuel up with a traditional s’more!read more
Wet & Wild for kids ages 6-10:
Kids and grandparents will explore the pond and the life found in it on this wet & wild adventure. Go fishing and be a part of wildlife research when we mark and measure turtles! Test your skill at survival during our Scales and Slime Survival Game. Later, relax during a memorable show & tell with some of our live scaly & slimy animals.
Amazing Mammals for kids ages 4-7:
From a 2-inch shrew to a 120-foot whale, mammals are Amazing! Learn about these warm-blooded creatures when you become an animal scientist. Practice mammal trapping, tracking and even ‘train’ a mammal by constructing a mammal maze. Round out the day with a hike to the cave to learn about our resident flying mammals, bats!
Connect with your inner Mighty Spidey sense! Find out what makes spiders so mighty – 8 legs, 8 eyes, the ability to spin webs and more. Meet our resident spider Rosy and roll out your own webby craft. “Wrap up” the morning with a spiderlicious snack!read more