Hours
Monday to Saturday:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: Noon to 5 pm

As of 1/25/15 Ski Rental is suspended due to thin and icy trail conditions. Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Rental and Trail Conditions
Click Here.




Click the icon to check the weather at Quarry Hill!




Welcome to Quarry Hill Nature Center

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

Ski by Candlelight - CANCELLED due to inadequate snow
January 30, 6:00—9:00 pm

Celebrate Minnesota’s sparkling season and beautiful winter landscape. Enjoy an evening skiing by candlelight and the glow of the moon. After a good ski, warm up in front of the Nature Center’s blazing fireplace or outdoor bonfire while refueling with cocoa and s’mores. Equipment is available on a first come first serve basis. All ages are welcome – equipment is available in youth and adult sizes. Event is dependent on snow and trail conditions. Call ahead - 328-3950.
$10/person

Festival of Birds
February 8 from 1:30—3:30

Flock to Quarry Hill to spend an afternoon with the birds!Set a bird trap in hopes of catching and holding your very own bird.Then watch, learn, and take part in the bird banding process.Making guest appearances will be Quarry Hill’s very own Eastern Screech Owl and American Kestrel. Finally, make a bird feeder of your own to take home so you can continue bird watching throughout the winter!
$6.00/person Pre-registration requested.

Valentines Candlelight Ski             
February 13, 7:00—10:00 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. Equipment is provided by Quarry Hill. Alternate activities will be provided in the case of poor snow/trail conditions.
Must be 21+ to register. Registration required – call 328-3950.
$20 per adult, $15 per Member