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Welcome to Quarry Hill

Quarry Hill Nature Center is located in 320-acre Quarry Hill Park, often referred to as the "Jewel" of the Rochester Park system. Year round free admission, learn more about the Nature Center features here.

Coming Events:
 
$8
$6.50/members
pre-registration required
May 2, 10:00 AM11:00 AM

Observe, listen, and feel … toddlers are natural explorers. Nurture that curiosity during our nature-themed classes designed for 2-3 year old children accompanied by a grown up. Classes include story, art and outdoor adventures.

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Also on: May 6
 
$2/adults, $1/child
Free
May 3, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

Experience the beauty of birds up close as you try your hand at trapping, netting, banding and releasing birds. Learn a few facts about this month's feature bird, the warble, typically seen migrating through Southeastern MN as the weather warms in the spring.

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May 9, 1:00 PM3:00 PM

Many hands are needed to help keep Quarry Hill Park healthy and beautiful. Join the effort to remove this invasive and harmful plant from woodlands.

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$2/adults, $1/child
Free
pre-registration required
May 10, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

Quarry Hill Park was formerly the grounds of the Rochester State Hospital. Learn about some of the Park's historic structures before a short hike to tour the sandstone storage cave, carved in 1882.

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