Nature Play

TWIN CITIES NATURE PLAY & OUTDOOR INTERPRETIVE CENTERS

Call it Vitamin G for GREEN: there is a strong connection between nature and the development and well-being of children. Get your daily serving through a rich supply of resources in the beautiful parks and natural spaces of the Twin Cities. This page highlights (jump to):

Twin Cities Nature Centers & Outdoor Interpretive Centers

Twin Cities nature-based playgrounds

Nature play ideas – at home or park-based exploration

 

MINNEAPOLIS & ST PAUL NATURE CENTERS

Carl Kroening Interpretive Center | Minneapolis

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Bird Sanctuary | Minneapolis

Como Zoo: Visitor Center, Conservatory & Ordway Gardens | St. Paul

Fort Snelling State Park Visitor Center | St Paul

(Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center)

TWIN CITIES NORTHWEST METRO NATURE CENTERS

Coon Rapids Dam Visitor Center | Brooklyn Park

Springbrook Nature Center | Fridley

Eastman Nature Center | Maple Grove

Harriet Alexander Nature Center | Roseville

TWIN CITIES NORTHEAST METRO NATURE CENTERS

Maplewood Nature Center, Maplewood

Oakdale Nature Preserve & Discovery Center, Oakdale

Tamarack Nature Center, White Bear Lake

Read more: Family Fun: Discovery Hollow at Tamarack Nature Center

Wildlife Science Center, Columbus

Wargo Nature Center, Lino Lakes

Read more: Indoor & Outdoor Fun at Twin Cities Nature Centers: NE Metro

TWIN CITIES SOUTHEAST METRO NATURE CENTERS

Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, Hastings

Dodge Nature Center & Farm, West St. Paul

Read more: Indoor & Outdoor Fun at Twin Cities Nature Centers: Dodge Nature Center & Farm

Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center, Eagan

TWIN CITIES SOUTHWEST METRO NATURE CENTERS

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska

Eden Prairie Outdoor Center, Eden Prairie

Lowry Nature Center, Victoria

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge’s Education & Visitor Center, Bloomington

Richardson Nature Center, Bloomington

Read more: 10 Things For Kids: Richardson Nature Center & Hyland Lake Park

Westwood Hills Nature Center, St. Louis Park

Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield

Read more: Indoor & Outdoor Fun at Twin Cities Nature Centers: SW Metro


TWIN CITIES NATURE PLAYGROUNDS

These green play spaces rely on natural building and climbing materials, sand and water play and a big dose of creativity! We love observing our kids interacting with the landscape and, perhaps, developing a greater appreciation for it. Here’s our quick list of Twin Cities nature playgrounds:

Read more: Get Back to Green at These Twin Cities Nature Playgrounds

BLOOMINGTON: Richardson Nature Center – Nature Exploration Area

BURNSVILLE: Terrace Oaks East Park – Nature Play

CHANHASSEN: Minnesota Landscape ArboretumGreen Play Yard

FARMINGTON: Whitetail Woods Regional ParkFawn Crossing Nature Play Area

FRIDLEY: Springbrook Nature CenterNature-based Play Area

LINO LAKES: Wargo Nature CenterMaple Hollow Nature Play Area

MAPLEWOOD: Maplewood Nature CenterNature Play Yard

RICHFIELD: Wood Lake Nature CenterRichfield

VICTORIA: Lowry Nature CenterNature Exploration Area

WHITE BEAR LAKE: Tamarack Nature CenterDiscovery Hollow & Garden


MORE TWIN CITIES NATURE PLAY IDEAS

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