Spring into the Nature Center for a first look at our newly renovated Exploration Hall. All ages will enjoy looking deep into nature through the lenses of our high tech microscopes at the Investigation Station, seeing the Freshwater Aquarium with a fish eye's view in the crawl through tunnels, or rock-out in the all new Geology Hall highlighting the unique underground landscape of SE MN.read more
free for members
Ribbit, croak, and sing. Our frogs have plenty to say about their lifestyle at Quarry Hill. We might even see some of their friends on a quick trip out to the pond.read more
A great way to bring a natural touch into your backyard! Native plants are best adapted to the local climate and once established; seldom need watering, mulching, or protection from frost or continuous mowing. Native plants attract beautiful butterflies, beneficial insects & birds. Starter plants in 2"x 2" pots are $4.00 each.
Plant varieties will be dependent on growers availability, but may include:
Common Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Meadow Blazing Star, Cardinal Flower, New England Aster, Little Bluestem, Wild Ginger, Lady Fern