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To keep the Nature Center's facilities as
safe as possible for program participants
and staff, access to the Exploration Hall is 
temporarily closed to the public. 
Join us for a nature program! 

See our calendar for descriptions of
programs for all ages designed with your
interests and safety in mind.

Nature Center

The building is temporarily closed. 
We can be reached by phone M-F from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Park and Trail Hours

Park and Trails: Dawn to dusk every day

Dogs must be leashed at all times in Quarry Hill Park according to City of Rochester Ordinance 45.B10

Free Admission!

Quarry Hill Park is free and open to the public year round. The nature center is also free and open all but four days of the year. Trained, knowledgeable staff welcome visitors and share their insights into everything that makes Southeast Minnesota unique to the state and Upper Midwest.

Location and Directions

Minutes away from busy downtown Rochester, Quarry Hill Nature Center is a welcome retreat for anyone who loves nature.

Quarry Hill Nature Center & Park
701 Silver Creek Road NE
Rochester, MN 55906

Car: Take East Circle Dr (Cty 22) to Silver Creek Rd NE. Look for our sign.

Bike: Accessible via paved biking trails in the Rochester Trail System.

Bus: Rochester City Bus Line Route #2 stops at the West Entrance to Quarry Hill Park at 9th St and 18th Ave NE; walk .5 miles on paved trail to the Nature Center.