Experience Nature All Year Long

Visit us during one of our many fun-filled activities throughout the year and help cherish and preserve the natural beauty around us. Dodge Nature Center activities are open to everyone.

Upcoming Activities

Buildings Closed - 4th of July July 4 – July 4 Preschoolers to Family

Dodge buildings will be closed during the 4th of July. Trails are open during daylight hours for you to hike and explore.

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Nature After Dinner: Wild About Berries July 6 – July 6 Preschoolers to 2nd Graders
Come experience the tastes of summer, as we search the nature center for yummy wild berries. Fill your tummies as we learn about what berries are safe to eat and which ones need to be avoided. You are bound to have a berry good time. This progra ... more details
Universe in the Park July 14 – July 14 Family
Join astronomers from the University of Minnesota as they share their telescopes and knowledge of the heavens at this free event. The evening will start with an indoor presentation followed by outdoor star gazing. This program is recommended for ages 12 ... more details
Nature Playdate: Mud, Puddles & Ponds (FULL) July 21 – July 21 Preschoolers to Kindergarteners
This playdate is full. See what's to come and secure your spot in upcoming playdates or join our Nature After Dinner for ages 3 to 8 years old. Get ready to get muddy and tromp in the pond! Let’s explore all the places that water likes to g ... more details
Outdoor Summer Concert: The Fabulous Fairlanes July 21 – July 21 Preschoolers to Family
The Fabulous Fairlanes are a popular St. Paul a capella doo wop quartet that sing music from the 50’s to today. This is their first performance at Dodge Nature Center. Come enjoy a wonderful doo wop as you watch what goes on in the summer eve in ... more details

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