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Nature for Kids

Engage young children in the wonders that exist in nature all around them, foster their natural curiosity, and plant the seeds for a lifetime of discovery and learning; Quarry Hill classes, designed for toddlers and preschool age children accompanied by a grown up, are all about exploration, hands on learning, and time outdoors. Join us for one class or the whole series.

NATURE TODDLERS (2-3 Years)

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NATURE NUTS (2-5 Years)

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NATURE KIDS

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GOOD NATURED KIDS (3-4 Years)

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Get ready for some good-natured fun! Engaging children in the wonders that exist in nature all around them is especially important in their early years. Fostering the natural curiosity of a preschool age child helps plant the seeds for a lifetime of discovery and learning.

Good-Natured Kids classes, designed for 3-4 year old children accompanied by a grown up, are all about getting outdoors to explore, learn and connect to the natural environment. Classes meet entirely outdoors and include exploration of a nature theme through stories, crafts, hikes and a thematic snack "to-go" for more at home fun!

Join us with your little explorer and start on a path to growing a good-natured kid.

Please read our COVID-19 Preparedness Guidelines here.
Specific information for Good Natured kids is below and will be emailed to you prior to the date of your class. 

  • Pre-registration required.
  • Class size is limited to 6 child/adult pairs.
  • Only children registered for the class may attend.  Siblings (including infants) and other children may not attend.
  • Classes meet entirely outdoors and will begin at the benches to the east of the building.
  • Rain date is the following Thursday.
  • Snack will be a fun “to – go”  activity you can complete at home. 
  • Parents/guardians will be asked to complete a COVID screening questionnaire before class for both themselves and the child
  • Staff will wear face masks when physical distancing of more than 6 feet is not possible. We ask that adults and children wear face masks when unable to physically distance in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Register for the series or just your favorite topic!

$15/class, $12/class for Quarry Hill members

Call 507-328-3950 to register.

CUSTOM PROGRAMS FOR GROUPS

Quarry Hill Nature Center provides hands-on, student-engaged programs for children ages two through pre-kindergarten. Programs may include stories, music/movement, ‘touchables’, live animals and a variety of activities to engage all learning styles.

OUTREACH TO YOUR SITE

Quarry Hill Nature Center provides hands-on, student-engaged, off-site preschool programs for children ages two through pre-kindergarten. Programs may include stories, music/movement, ‘touchables’, live animals and a variety of activities to engage all learning styles.