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The Nature Center building is
temporarily closed in accordance
with the Stay Safe MN plan.

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

June 1 – August 31

Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday & Holidays: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed: July 4

September 1 – May 31

Weekdays: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday & Holidays: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 24, Dec. 25

Park and Trail Hours

Park and Trails: Dawn to dusk

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.