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January 2021

A Special Fireside Reading of Squirrel's New Years' Resolution
January 1, 10:00 AM11:00 AM

Cozy up on your couch and join us live from the Nature Center’s Exploration Hall for a special fireside reading of the book Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution, by Pat Miller and Kathi Ember. Whoooo else might join us for this special event?  Our live animal guest can be quite a hoot and resolves to bring a smile to your face. We’ll bring a morning snack to a few of the nature center animals and share some ways for your family to enjoy the new year naturally.

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Good Natured Kids: Our Feathered Friends
 
$15
$12/members
pre-registration required
January 19, 9:30 AM11:00 AM

While some birds of a feather have flocked together and headed south for the winter season, many of our feathered friends will brave the winter right here in MN. Learn about our local winter backyard birds. After trying to catch them through binoculars and a bird net, we will build a bird buffet for you to attract feathered friends to your own home all winter long.

 

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Survival Trail Sundays - Scaly & Slimy Creatures
 
$3/person
Free for members
pre-registration required
January 24, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

The game is afoot!  All ages will enjoy this family friendly survival game adventure.

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Friday Night Lights Hike
January 29, 5:30 PM8:30 PM

Enjoy nature after dark!
Luminaries will light your way on a groomed hiking trail through the prairie. Stop by the Prairie House to warm up by the bonfire and enjoy a cup of cocoa.

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Survival Trail Sundays - Water Wonders
 
$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
pre-registration required
January 31, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

The game is afoot!  All ages will enjoy this family friendly survival game adventure.

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February 2021

Good Natured Kids: Winter Wonderland
 
$15
$12/members
pre-registration required
February 2, 9:30 AM11:00 AM

Bundle up and head outdoors in search of winter’s many wonders! Join in a fun scavenger hunt and be ready to play and create with snow – because it’s Snow fun! A snowflake crystal science kit will be packaged up for you to take home. Participants are welcomed to bring a sled to pull along on our winter wonderland hike.

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Survival Trail Sundays - Endangered & Threatened Species of MN
 
$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
pre-registration required
February 7, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

The game is afoot!  All ages will enjoy this family friendly survival game adventure.

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Friday Night Lights Hike
February 12, 5:30 PM8:30 PM

Enjoy nature after dark!
Luminaries will light your way on a groomed hiking trail through the prairie. Stop by the Prairie House to warm up by the bonfire and enjoy a cup of cocoa.

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Valentine Hike by Candlelight
February 13, 6:00 PM8:30 PM
Enjoy the sparkling landscape with your sweetheart or come with friends for an enjoyable evening in nature. 
Follow the glow of a candlelit trail to the Prairie House and warm up by a bon-fire while you enjoy hot cocoa or an adult beverage. Before moving on, stop at the photo tree adorned with candles for a ‘selfie’.
Must be 21+ to purchase tickets and attend event. 
 
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Survival Trail Sundays - Magnificent Mammals
 
$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
pre-registration required
February 14, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

The game is afoot!  All ages will enjoy this family friendly survival game adventure.

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Good Natured Kids: Tracks! Who goes there?
 
$15
$12/members
pre-registration required
February 16, 9:30 AM11:00 AM

Two feet, four feet - small feet, big feet. We all make tracks in the snow!  Bring your valentine, don some snowshoes (weather permitting) and make some 'lovely' tracks of your own as you search for animal tracks and signs. While outside, we will be sure to leave a special valentine for the animals to show them some love, too.

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Survival Trail Sundays - Critters of MN
 
$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
pre-registration required
February 21, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

The game is afoot!  All ages will enjoy this family friendly survival game adventure.

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Survival Trail Sundays - Honeybee Hustle
 
$2/adult, $1/child
Free for members
pre-registration required
February 28, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

The game is afoot!  All ages will enjoy this family friendly survival game adventure.

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