Since 1967, Dodge has been connecting children and adults to nature. With a mission to provide exceptional experiences in nature through environmental education, Dodge Nature Center and Preschool are nationally recognized. Nourish Your Need For Nature™ by joining an upcoming nature experience.
On March 25 Gov. Walz issued a stay-at-home order to slow the rate of COVID-19 infections. We respect and appreciated that decision. Science is at the core of Minnesota’s public policy—as it is core to Dodge’s mission and values.
The governor emphasized getting outdoors and staying active—as long as social distancing is maintained. Given that, Dodge trails are open to the public, every day, sunup to sundown. Health and safety are of the utmost importance, so please keep an adequate space between yourself and others on our trails.
Through at least April 10, Dodge buildings are closed and public programs are cancelled. If you are registered for any upcoming programs, staff will be in contact soon. We continue to assess the situation daily and will keep you informed. Please check back here for the most up-to-date information.
Even in these challenging times, our mission continues! Click the link below for an update from Executive Director Jason Sanders.
Dodge Nature Preschool provides a quality early childhood environment. This nature-based education meets a child's developmental needs, while initiating them into a lifelong and meaningful relationship with the natural world.
Engage students in an outdoor classroom with more than 40 different curriculum topics to choose from.
Dodge Nature Center is a nonprofit organization, offerings are made possible by donations from the public, companies, and thanks to volunteers. Learn how you can make an impact.
As a privately funded nature center, your donation makes nature education happen.
Check out seasonal ways to give back through volunteering.