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.

Plan Your Adventure

Give to the Max for Dodge!

Starting at midnight on Thursday, November 14, show your support for Dodge Nature Center and Preschool during Give to the Max Day, Minnesota’s annual 24-hour online fundraiser.

When you give to the max, you support outdoor learning opportunities for children, adults and families. You help house and care for our animal ambassadors. You conserve and maintain 460+ acres of grasslands, wetlands and woodlands.

Dodge hosts more than 59,000 nature experiences every year—your donation makes that possible!


>> Give to the Max for environmental education

Research Dodge history and financials. Meet the Staff and Board of Directors.

About Dodge

Bringing the natural world into children's lives, right from the start.

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.

Dodge Nature Preschool

Bring the group, or have Dodge come your way

Engage students in an outdoor classroom with more than 40 different curriculum topics to choose from.

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Get Involved

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.

Support Dodge

As a privately funded nature center, your donation makes nature education happen.

Share your talents

Check out seasonal ways to give back through volunteering.

Questions? Send them this way.

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