There are many things to Explore and Discover on Carpenter Nature Center’s 700+ acres of land. Begin by exploring our website to learn how you can create your own experience at Carpenter Nature Center.

ATTENTION: Road construction will continue through September. Expect single lanes on sections of Cty 21 or St. Croix Trail.

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What to See

Take a Photo Tour    

What To Do

Check out our Programs and Events

Get Involved

Find out how to volunteer

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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.


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 S., Hastings, Minnesota 55033,  651-437-4359  Fax: 651-438-2908 www.CarpenterNatureCenter.org

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

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.