Butterfly Walk

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

Although he is better known as a Minnesota bird expert, Bob Dunlap also has a keen interest in butterflies. Join Bob for a summer morning walk highlighting the area’s butterfly […]

Trails & Ales

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

Enjoy the beauty of the St. Croix River Valley with an after-hours hike at Carpenter Nature Center. Learn about the history of CNC, listen for birds, spot wildflowers, and more […]

Preschool Story Time: Amazing Ants

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 […]

Masters of the Sky

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

*𝘙𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 & 𝘗𝘳𝘦-𝘗𝘢𝘺𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘙𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥* To register online click HERE Celebrate the opening of the Al & Laurie Hein Visitor Center when you join us for a live raptor presentation. Come […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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