Grand Opening

Al & Laurie Hein Visitor Center 279 South Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Help us celebrate the opening of the Al & Laurie Hein Visitor Center! All weekend, the new building will be open to tour exhibits and facility spaces from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Explore the grounds by joining us for a 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗵𝗶𝗸𝗲. Registration is required for all hikes. Please RSVP by calling 651-437-4359. […]

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. Croix Valley Bird Club. Program fee: $5 per participant or free for SCVBC members and ‘Friends of CNC’.

Pioneers Summer Camp *FULL for 2022*

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

Week-long day camp for children ages 7 & 8 July 11 - 15 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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 and reel if you have one or use one provided. Most of the time will be spent at the river so please be prepared with […]

Fishing Fun Day Camp

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 and reel if you have one or use one provided.  Most of the time will be spent at the river so please be prepared with […]

Explorers Summer Camp *FULL for 2022*

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

Week-long day camp for children ages 9-11. July 18 - 22 Mon—Wed 9:00 am—4:00 pm, Thurs 9:00 am—Fri 12:00 pm

St. Croix Scramble Golf Tournament

The St. Croix Valley Scramble is a fundraising golf event benefiting Carpenter Nature Center. Each year business and community golfers gather at a local area golf course for this popular fundraiser, which includes many prizes, catered lunch and dinner, and hole contests. It’s a wonderful day of golf and friendship. Save the date and plan […]

Public Bird Banding: MN Campus

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: Free. For more information please call 651-437-4359.

River Fest Evening Prairie Hike

Al & Laurie Hein Visitor Center 279 South Cove Road, Hudson, WI

Space is limited and reservations are required, so call CNC at 651-437-4359. Location: Carpenter Nature Center Wisconsin Campus, 279 South Cove Road, Hudson Join Jennifer Vieth, Director of Carpenter Nature Center, for an evening hike through the prairie. We’ll be looking for blooming forbs and grasses as well as listening and looking for birds. This also includes plant, insect and […]

Christmas in the July Bird Count

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

Space is limited and reservations are required, so call CNC at 651-437-4359. Location: Carpenter Nature Center MN Campus, 12805 St. Croix Trail South, Hastings. Hike around the grounds or set up by the bird feeders to count birds. We’ll have experienced birders leading the hike and stationed near the feeders to answer questions. Program is […]