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Little Free Library
13765 Staring Lake Parkway, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 Most popular places
952-949-8479
Prices vary by program.
Hours of Operation:
Sat. 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Open House: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays
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The Eden Prairie Outdoor Center in Staring Lake Park is a refurbished cabin where the City of Eden Prairie offers classes, workshops, and activities focused on outdoor recreation and environmental education. One of Eden Prairie’s historical sites, this log cabin was originally a State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA) camp for the Minnesota River Valley during the Great Depression. It was moved to its current location in 1947.

Kids looking at artifacts in Eden Prairie Outdoor Center, Eden Prairie, MN

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Nature-Themed Play Area

In 2017, the city installed nature-themed play equipment near Animal Junction. The picture below is of the proposed play area from the plan submittal, but the finalized playground looks similar.

Rendering of Nature Play area at Eden Prairie Outdoor Center, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Image courtesy of Eden Prairie Outdoor Center Master Plan.

Nature Rocks Saturday Events

Every Saturday drop in to the Outdoor Center for the Nature Rocks! Outdoor Center Open House, which offers free family-friendly nature activities, such as hiking, hands-on interaction with live animals, and craft projects.

Indoors at the Outdoor Center

Birthday Parties at the Eden Prairie Outdoor Center

The outdoor center hosts naturalist-led birthday parties on weekend afternoons. Each party includes 90 minutes of structured activities like hikes, seasonal activities and animal introductions. This time is followed by 30 minutes for cake and presents. The fee includes a maximum of 15 children and 3 adults.

Find more birthday party idea on our Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities.

 

Map of the Eden Prairie Outdoor Center:

Eden Prairie Outdoor Center

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