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Located within Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Richardson Nature Center is home to natural beauty only minutes from the city. Inside, visitors can meet Richardson’s resident raptors, reptiles, and amphibians up close. There are many kid-friendly exhibits such as a puppet theater, child-sized tables and chairs for reading and puzzles, and aquariums at just the right height. Outside enjoy the nature exploration area.
This is one of the Twin Cities sites where visitors can view colorful clay mosaics and sculptures by local artist Chris Tully. (See more Chris Tully Sculptures at Brookdale Library).
Birthday Parties at Richardson Nature Center
Richardson hosts Wild Birthday Parties that include an hour of outdoor activity with a party leader, followed by an open hour for games, gift opening and refreshments. Parties can be booked all year and are best for kids 4 and up. Parties are based on nature-themed topics and cost $100 for up to 15 children and six adults. Call the nature center (763.694.7676) a minimum of six weeks in advance to book a party.
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