Maplewood Nature Center & Neighborhood Preserves

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  • Free admission. Free parking.

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  • 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. Fall Bird Banding Day

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

    For all ages, youth groups welcome.
    Free. Drop in.
    Confusing Fall Warblers; Oh My! Watch licensed biologists capture, band and release wild birds to learn about age, migration, and populations. Bring a camera. If conditions allow, take a short hike to observe birds with binoculars from the floating boardwalk.

  2. Growing Up Around the Nature Center: History Conversation

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

    9:30AM – 10:30AM
    Adults.
    Free program. Call 651-249-2170 to register or register online www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com
    Gather with long time residents and staff for stories and memories of Maplewood Nature Center’s 35year old history.
    Share stories of growing up in the area which would become Maplewood Nature Center, saved by neighbors who lobbied to preserve the Swamp from being filled in for ball fields. Enjoy Anniversary sweet rolls as we reminisce about bygone days when parents never worried and neighborhood kids roamed freely in the ‘swamp’.

  3. Halloween Hijinks Puppet Show

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

    Choose one show time: 10:00AM, 11:00AM
    Best for ages 2-5 with adult, small daycares welcome. (baby backpacks/carriers preferred)
    $5/child. Register online by Tuesday, Oct 28th.
    Laugh and sing along with wild animal puppets as they hurry around in the fall season. You will enjoy their silly antics as they play mischievous tricks on each other. Make a bat mini-kite to take home, and take it for a spin in our nature play yard! Enjoy a spooky snack. Option to stay and picnic/self-guiding trail hike afterward.
    Register online www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com. If you need help registering online, call 249-2170 for more info. You may also send or drop off a check or cash to Maplewood Nature Center.

  4. Owl Moon Storyhike

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

    Ages 3.5-6 with adult
    $4 per child, register online by Nov 4th.
    Read “Owl Moon” and take a walk by the light of the full moon, listen and look for owl, mouse and raccoon. This is a great opportunity to learn to get comfortable with the night.
    Register online www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com. If you need help registering online, call 249-2170 for more info. You may also send or drop off a check or cash to Maplewood Nature Center

  5. Superior Agates and MN Geology

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

    1:00PM - 2:30PM
    Ages- best for 3rd – 5th grade and parents
    $5/child, register online by Nov 6th.

    Learn about rocks and minerals and Minnesota’s state gem, the Lake Superior Agate. Unearth the secrets of Minnesota’s long geologic history from volcanoes and inland sea to glaciers. Test rocks and minerals for their characteristic hardness, magnetic qualities and more. Make a piece of rock jewelry to take home. Agate Phil will share his rock collection and help you identify really cool rocks.

    Register online www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com. If you need help registering online, call 249-2170 for more info. You may also send or drop off a check or cash to Maplewood Nature Center.

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