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. Beginning Bird Identification

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

    FOR ADULTS
    Dates: Wednesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 6:30–8:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings, March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 8–10 am

    Long-time bird enthusiast, Chase Davies and naturalist Konnie Her, will teach how to observe and identify common urban birds. We’ll look at common feeder birds to learn identification techniques and move on to other birds in different habitats.

    Wednesday evening classes are held at Maplewood Nature Center.
    Saturday morning field trip locations will be determined by bird activity and weather.

    Fee: $60/person for the series
    Early registration recommended! Register by March 20, 2019 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170.
    Activity Registration #16278

  2. December Brrrd-Count

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

    (AGES 14 AND OLDER)

    Drop in to watch and record winter birds on our trails or at our feeders. Enter your sightings into eBird or hand-write a list for the naturalist. Double the fun by renting a pair of snowshoes for $5/pair (if 6" snow on ground)!
    FREE! Drop-in Program.

  3. Holiday Pollinator Felting Craft

    Holiday Pollinator Felting Craft

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

    (ADULTS; AGES 10+ WITH AN ADULT)

    Learn about 3 native bees, then use cookie cutters and wool to make a simple a bee or butterfly. Great for homeschoolers!
    $5 per person prepaid by Friday, December 14 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170.

  4. Ice Moon: Walk When the Moon is Full

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

    (ADULTS, FAMILIES, MIN. AGE 7)

    Snowshoe or hike during the light of the full moon (Need 6 inches snow for snowshoeing). Have fun with snow and ice! If the weather conditions allow; we’ll check out some holes in the ice, and try your hand at making a new one. Search the pond or trails to find your favorite ice luminaria, Win an Ice Globe kit to take home!
    Fee: $5/person, register by Sunday, January 20 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170.. Activity #16276

  5. Nature Hangout

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

    (AGES 7-11)
    Drop-off program for youth only! Parents can get some holiday preparation work done while we go outdoors all together for a treasure hunt with the Naturalist, then back inside to meet live animals, and a craft too! Dress for the weather. Snowshoeing if snow. Pre-registration required by Thursday, December 20th.
    $25.00/youth, register at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170.

  6. S’more Nature Fun

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

    (ALL AGES)
    It is FUN to be outside in the wintertime! Take a hike or snowshoe down to the pond for a fun exploration then make S'mores.
    Fee: $5/person. Register by Thursday, Dec 28 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170.

  7. Snowflake Wonders

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

    (ALL AGES)
    Crafts! Science! Nature! Cut and create beautiful snowflakes for your windows, and other snowflake crafts from simple to highly complex. Learn how snowflakes are formed in the sky, and peer at beautiful preserved snowflake crystals up close on the microcam. Make a snowflake catcher to take home so you can identify different kinds of snowflakes all winter! Fee: $5/person, register by Thursday, January 3 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170. Activity #16271

  8. Winter Open House: Snowshoes & Tracks

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

    (ALL AGES)
    Snowshoes available for ages 4 to adult.
    Learn how to walk, run, and turn around on snowshoes. Learn about animal tracks and signs from self -guiding activities. A naturalist will answer nature questions, and orient you to the nature center trails. Try wood or metal snowshoes (wood snowshoes require 6+ inches of fluffy snow). Sleds available for pulling young kids. Come back inside to enjoy a cup of hot cider and warm up! Dress in layers and wear winter boots.
    Fee: $5 per person includes snowshoe rental, cider and all activities.
    Register for snowshoe orientation at 10:30, 12:30 or 2:00 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170. Activity #16272

Meetings & Conferences

  • URL/Meetings Web Page: https://maplewoodmn.gov/970/Rental
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 1

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