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January 2016

 
$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
January 3, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

Experience the beauty of birds up close as you try your hand at trapping, netting, banding and releasing birds. Learn a few facts about this month's feature bird, the chickadee.

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$8
$6.50/members
pre-registration required
January 6, 10:00 AM11:00 AM

Chickadees, juncos, nuthatches, and more, Quarry Hill's backyard is full of songbirds. This class is all about birds, spend time with a naturalist observing the birds, meet and release a live bird, build a felt bird and make a pine cone feeder to take home. Storytime and feeding the fish are also included in this class especially for 2-3 year old and their favorite grown-up.

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$15
$12/member
pre-registration required
January 9, 10:30 AM12:00 PM

Shhh! Someone is sleeping in the cave. Let's find out which bats are snoozing away the winter and learn about what makes these bats so special. Create a keepsake bat to take home with you.

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$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
pre-registration required
January 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.

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$17
$13/member
pre-registration required
January 16, 8:30 AM10:00 AM

If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Snowshoeing can be a great winter blues buster. Come learn a little snowshoe history and then strap on a pair for some guided practice.

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$8
$6.50/members
pre-registration required
January 16, 10:00 AM11:00 AM

Children are born naturalists, constantly exploring the environment around them with all their senses. Join us monthly throughout the school year for a nature adventure that nurtures that natural curiosity. Each month we explore a new nature-theme; class includes story, art and outdoor explorations.

Register for one class or the whole series!

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$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
January 17, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

Meet our wildest neighbors! The animal residents who live in Quarry Hill Park are amazing. Join us to bust the myths about an often misunderstood and feared mammal, Bats! Echolocation, keen sense of smell and the ability to eat 500 mosquitoes in an hour -  bats are amazing and beneficial! 

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$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
pre-registration required
January 24, 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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$15
$12/member
pre-registration required
January 30, 9:00 AM10:15 AM

Have you wanted to try cross-country skiing but weren’t sure how to start? Learn to ski with experts from the Rochester Active Sports Club. Start indoors learning the basics then go outdoors and practice. 

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$15
$12/member
pre-registration required
January 30, 10:30 AM11:45 AM

Have you wanted to try cross-country skiing but weren’t sure how to start? Learn to ski with experts from the Rochester Active Sports Club. Start indoors learning the basics then go outdoors and practice. 

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January 31, 1:30 PM3:00 PM

Get ready to experience snow like you never have before! Bring your mittens, for a game of snow bowling. Then we are making snow candy, because we all love to eat snow. Just think how good it will be turned into candy. Finally it is time to snow create! You can color it, shape it, or adorn it for the birds - whatever you are in the mood for.

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February 2016

 
$10/person

February 5, 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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$8
$6.50/members
pre-registration required
February 6, 10:00 AM11:00 AM

Observe, listen, and feel . . . toddlers are natural explorers. Join in monthly nature-themed classes that include story, art and outdoor adventures.  

Register for one class or the whole series!

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$20
$15/member
pre-registration required
February 6, 1:00 PM3:30 PM

Come embrace and enjoy winter with other adults at Root River County Park. We'll explore some of the park's lovely trails on snowshoes.Meet at Quarry Hill to get outfitted. Cost includes transportation aboard Quarry Hill's coach bus and the use of snowshoes. All adults are welcome regardless of experience. In the event of inadequate snow, a winter naturalist hike will replace the snowshoe hike.

Registration required - call 328-3950.

 

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$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
February 7, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

Experience the beauty of birds up close as you try your hand at trapping, netting, banding and releasing birds. Learn a few facts about this month's feature bird, the Blue Jays.

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$8
$6.50/members
pre-registration required
February 10, 10:00 AM11:00 AM

Observe, listen, and feel . . . toddlers are natural explorers. Join in monthly nature-themed classes that include story, art and outdoor adventures.  

Register for one class or the whole series!

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$20
$15/member
pre-registration required
February 12, 7:00 PM10:00 PM

Enjoy the sparkling winter landscape on a candlelit trail. Bring your sweetheart or come with friends for an enjoyable evening in nature. Then warm up by the crackling fire where champagne and sweets will be served.

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$15
$12/member
pre-registration required
February 13, 10:30 AM12:00 PM
Two feet, four feet, small feet, big feet. We all make tracks in the snow! Bring your valentine, don some snowshoes, and make some 'lovely' tracks of your own as you search for animal signs. Warm up back inside while making a special valentine craft.
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$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
pre-registration required
February 14, 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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$8
$6.50/members
pre-registration required
February 20, 10:00 AM11:00 AM

Children are born naturalists, constantly exploring the environment around them with all their senses. Join us monthly throughout the school year for a nature adventure that nurtures that natural curiosity. Each month we explore a new nature-theme; class includes story, art and outdoor explorations.

Register for one class or the whole series!

read more
 
$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
pre-registration required
February 28, 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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March 2016

 
$30
$24/members
pre-registration required
March 11, 5:00 PM8:30 PM

Stan the Tyrannosaurus Rex is back at Quarry Hill and he is not alone. Come see what we squeezed into our building.  The night will include ‘dino’ themed activities, pizza and screening of the movie Night at the Museum, and of course time to explore the new exhibit. You won’t want to miss out on this special night!  Don’t forget a pillow for movie time. 


 

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$15
$12/member
pre-registration required
March 22, 3:30 PM5:00 PM
Join Stan the Tyrannosaurus and his cousin Big Al the Allosaurus at Quarry Hill to learn all about these big meat
eaters Get a chance to see the actual sized dinosaurs during our special exhibit.Then experience the work of a paleontologist.
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April 2016

 
$14
$11/member
pre-registration required
April 2, 1:30 PM3:00 PM

Join licensed falconer Kirk Payne and Horus, an American kestrel, to learn about the ancient sport of falconry. Minnesota raptors will also be discussed as well as the basics of falconry.

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$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
pre-registration required
April 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
 
$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
pre-registration required
April 24, 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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May 2016

 
$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
May 8, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

Experience the beauty of birds up close as you try your hand at trapping, netting, banding and releasing birds. Learn a few facts about this month's feature bird, the Whitethroats.

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$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
pre-registration required
May 15, 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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$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
pre-registration required
May 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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