Preschool Story Time: Terrific Toads

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. Monthly preschool story time programs are designed to introduce children ages 2 – 5 to nature in a […]

Wisconsin Campus Bird Hike

Wisconsin Campus 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. Hike various trails on our Wisconsin campus and learn to identify birds with local experts from the St. […]

Planting for Pollinators

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Turn your yard into a haven for pollinators with instruction from Master Gardeners. This program consists of an indoor presentation followed by a short tour of the CNC gardens and […]

Fishing Fun Day Camp **FULL FOR 2022**

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

This summer camp is full for 2022 Join CNC naturalists to go fishing in the St. Croix River from our dock. Bring your own rod and reel if you have […]

Trails, Tails, & Ales

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Celebrate spring with your 4-legged friend! This event is the same as the previous ‘Trails and Ales’ hikes but this time we are encouraging you to bring your dog along […]

Evening Exploration: Summer Solstice

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

There are no specified time slots, but you must check-in upon arrival. CNC will be open until 9:00 pm for visitors to come and explore the trails on their own. […]

Fishing Fun Day Camp *FULL for 2022*

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Space is limited, and registrations are required. Please RSVP by calling (651)-437-4359. Join CNC naturalists to go fishing in the St. Croix River from our dock. Bring your own rod […]

Public Bird Banding

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Join CNC’s expert bird banders as they catch, band, and release songbirds on our Minnesota campus. Banding runs continuously and visitors may come and go at any time. Program fee: […]

Outdoor Skills Summer Camp *FULL FOR 2022*

Carpenter Nature Center 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN

Specialized camp designed to foster an interest in nature for youth ages 10 and older Have fun while trying a variety of outdoor skills including shelter and fire building, orienteering, […]