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

Nature Playdate: Exploring Our Senses July 20 – July 20 Preschoolers to Kindergarteners
This playdate is full. Check out future nature playdates. Explore the world with some of the best tools: using your senses! Experience some cool sights, sounds, smells, and textures around Dodge Nature Center and finish with a little taste. Share your c ... more details
Songs and Stories Campfire July 23 – July 23 Preschoolers to Family
Join us in the Dodge amphitheatre for songs and stories around the campfire. Hear funny stories, tall tales and outright lies. Join in singing some classic campfire singalongs. Then roast a marshmallow or two, or more. After that, head off on a hike with ... more details
Universe in the Park July 27 – July 27 6th Graders to Adults
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. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Pre-reg ... more details
Farm Tour July 28 – July 28 Preschoolers to Family
This tour is full. Sheep, goats, pigs, chickens and horses are awaiting your visit to the Dodge Nature Center farm.  Learn about the farm and the farm animals as you tour the pastures, barn, and hayloft. All ages are welcome. Location: Dodge ... more details
Nature After Dinner: Insect Safari August 9 – August 9 Preschoolers to 2nd Graders
Late summer is the perfect time to go hunting for insects. Join us as we search the woods and the prairie for our six-legged friends: grasshoppers, leafhoppers, beetles of all kinds, and more. We’ll try to catch them in our nets for a close-up look ... more details

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