Attention Highway 61 from the north side of the river to just south of the Highway 10 intersection will be down to a single lane from 6am to 7pm on April 11th and from April 14th until June. Please note this as you make your travel plans to Carpenter.

This is the home of all you need to know about Carpenter Nature Center. There are so many things to Explore and Discover on our over 700 acres of land and it all starts by exploring our website to discover how you can create your own experience at Carpenter Nature Center.


What to See

Take a Photo Tour    

What To Do

Check out our Programs and Events

Get Involved

Find out how to volunteer

Support Us

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Check out this video about our partnership with Flint Hills Resources and a general overview of all CNC has to offer.


Apple Blossom Tshirt Logo 2014-2

Web (46)Click here to find out how to Support CNC by adopting an animal ambassador for 2014


Follow this link to Interesting Science facts 

Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center,12805 St. Croix Trail, Hastings, Minnesota 55033,  651-437-4359  Fax: 651-438-2908 www.CarpenterNatureCenter.org

Minnesota Campus is open 8:00am to 4:30 pm excluding Easter, Christmas Day, and Thanksgiving.

Our Wisconsin Campus is located at 300 E. Cove Road, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016.
Carpenter Nature Center is a 501 (c) (3) organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.