Maplewood Nature Center & Neighborhood Preserves

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Maplewood Nature Center & Neighborhood Preserves

2659 7th St E
Maplewood, MN 55119

(651) 249-2170 (Phone)

(651) 249-2189 (Fax)

Region: Minneapolis / St Paul


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Rates

  • Free admission to trails and Visitor Center. Free parking. Naturalist led public programs are free or have a minimal charge. See website for school field trip information, www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com.

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Directions

  • Maplewood Nature Center is located on East 7th Street off of Century Ave., between Stillwater Blvd and Minnehaha Ave in Maplewood, MN.

Other Date Information

  • Year around. Visitor center open TU-SA 8:30am-4:30pm. Trails open 1/2 hr before sunrise and close 1/2 hr after sunset daily.

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Water Conservation/Wastewater Mgmt Plan
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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Events

  1. Art Hiking Stick & Hike

    2659 7th St E
    Maplewood, MN 55119
    Call: (651) 249-2170

    (FOR AGES 5+ WITH ADULT)
    Create a personalized, artsy hiking stick, then try it out on a hike around the pond!
    Prepay $5/hiking stick by Thursday, July 12. Register online www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170. Activity Registration #16055

  2. Dazzling Dragonflies and Damselflies

    2659 7th St E
    Maplewood, MN 55119
    Call: (651) 249-2170

    (FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-8, WITH ADULT)
    Dazzling colors and zippy flights – Do YOU have what it takes? Catch and release dragonflies and damselflies in the gardens and prairie. Use nets and magnifying lenses to help you catch and observe these amazing creatures.
    FREE! Register online www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com by Friday, August 3, and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170. Activity Registration #16060

  3. Firefly Magic Night Hike

    2659 7th St E
    Maplewood, MN 55119
    Call: (651) 249-2170

    (FOR CHILDREN AGES 4-10 WITH ADULT)

    Early registration recommended. Fireflies are magical bugs with a built-in night light. Learn how and why they light up, and take a hike in search of them. Listen to a firefly story and make your own glow-in-the-dark firefly to take home. Prepay $5/child. Register online by Tuesday, July 10 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170. Activity Registration #16054

  4. Fish Creek Bat Survey

    1505 Henry Lane
    Maplewood , MN 55119
    Call: (651) 249-2170

    (FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN AGES 7+ WITH ADULT)

    Hike the trails at twilight to listen for bat clicks and chirps with our electronic echo-locator. Help identify and record species flying over the preserve.
    Prepay $4/person. Register online by Tuesday, July 17 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170. Activity Registration #16056

  5. Fish Creek Bioblitz - Expert Session

    Fish Creek Bioblitz - Expert Session

    1505 Henry Lane
    Maplewood, MN 55119
    Call: (651) 249-2170

    Are you an expert in field identification of plants, insects or birds? Then WE WANT YOU! Work with other experts, in partnership with Maplewood Nature Center and Great River Greening, at our first Fish Creek Bioblitz. Help us identify, record and generate a species list. Download the iNaturalist smart phone app or hand-record observations. Bring your favorite field guides, sweep nets, insect jars, and binoculars or use those provided. Surveys will be off trail. Long pants, closed-toe footwear and tall socks are highly recommended. A light refreshment will be provided. Fee: Free! There are several times available throughout the day for the various subjects.

  6. Fish Creek Bioblitz Family Session

    1505 Henry Ln
    Maplewood, MN 55119
    Call: (651) 249-2170

    Become scientist for a day! Join experts, in partnership with Friends of Maplewood Nature and Great River Greening, for hands-on learning in the field. Learn about the importance of species diversity and how you can help protect nature. Will you see an eagle, a dragonfly, or a snake? Who knows? Anything goes! Use field guides, sweep nets, insect jars, binoculars, and clipboards to help generate a Fish Creek species list. Equipment will be available for use or feel free to bring your own. Surveys will be off trail. Long pants, closed-toe footwear, and tall socks are highly recommended. A light refreshment will be provided. Fee: Free! Register online by Friday, June 15th at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170. Activity Registration #16040

  7. Tasty Treats From The Bees

    2659 7th St E
    Maplewood, MN 55119
    Call: (651) 249-2170

    (FOR CHILDREN AGES 4-10, WITH ADULT)

    Taste different kinds of honey, and sample food pollinated by bees such as blueberries and raspberries! Learn about different kinds of bees and why they are important. We’ll do an easy and fun bee-count to help the bees with the Minnesota Bee Atlas project at iNaturalist.org that you can also do later in your own backyard or nearby park.
    Prepay $5/person. Register online by Thursday, July, 19 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170. Activity Registration #16057

  8. Wilderness Wisdom

    2659 7th St E
    Maplewood, MN 55119
    Call: (651) 249-2170

    (FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN AGES 7+, WITH ADULT)
    Join the naturalist to discover what’s safe and what to watch out for on your summer camping trips. Make a poison ivy rubbing; learn how to identify stinging nettle and its herbal antidote, wild parsnip and whether wild berries are safe to eat. Learn tips and tricks for preventing ticks and mosquito bites; get your own “ticker” tape and tick remover. Prepay $5/family by June 28. Register online, www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170. Activity Registration #16053

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