Public Programs

To register for these programs please call us at 651-437-4359.


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Public Programs Calendar

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Looking for something to get your Preschooler excited about Nature?

Check out our Preschool story times offered once a month on Fridays from 10 am  to 11 am!

Carpenter Nature Center’s Preschool Story Times are designed to introduce young children, ages 2 through 5 (with a parent or guardian) to nature in a fun and safe environment.  The fun-filled hour of activities includes a nature story, an art or craft project, exploring the outdoors, and observing live animals.  Please call 651-437-4359 to pre-register so we know you’re coming.  Program fee: $5.00 or $3.00 for “Friends of CNC.” No charge for accompanying adult.

*CNC Story Time programs have been partially funded through support from Target.