Nourish Your Need for Nature™

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.

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Updates from Dodge

The boardwalk over the Farm Pond is now one-way only. Enter from the main parking lot at 365 Marie Ave. and exit by the Farm Education Building and Barn. Signs will direct you back to the main lot via the gravel path.

All Dodge buildings and barns remain closed and restrooms are not available. Trails are open to the public, but you must maintain a 6-foot distance from other hikers. Please spread out around our three properties: Main Property, Lilly Property and Marie Property. If parking lots are full, consider hiking another time. We welcome human hikers, but please leave your dogs and bikes at home. This protects wildlife and native landscapes.

Dodge is not booking any new facility rentals until at least 2021.

Please check back here for the most up-to-date information!

Big news from Dodge

Dodge Nature Center and Preschool has launched Nourishing Everyone’s Need for Nature, a $40 million campaign to increase access and improve sustainability. You can be a part of the largest campaign in Dodge history! Learn more here.

Nourishing Everyone’s Need for Nature in the news:
Star Tribune  |  Pioneer Press  |  KSTP-TV  |  West St. Paul Reader

News Release—September 17, 2020  |  Image Gallery
Media inquiries: Kathy Graves, 612-242-3184, kathy@parenteaugraves.com

Bring Dodge to you


Explore our online resources to keep the learning alive!

Enjoy a variety of fun and educational Dodge content: videos featuring many of our animal ambassadors, interactive worksheets, nature coloring pages, blog posts and much more. Check back each week for more learning materials!

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Can’t come to Dodge? Let us come to you! Our naturalists can bring nature learning to your location and give you hands-on experiences and with animals.

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