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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.

Creatures of the Night
pre-registration required
October 22, 4:30 PM8:00 PM

Meet the nocturnal animals of Quarry Hill during this non-scary (and sometimes humorous!) family evening in the forest. On a guided hike of the woods and cave, you will encounter the "Creatures of the Night" costumed characters featuring a skunk, raccoon, owl, and bat each with a tale to tell about their night life. Refreshments follow the hike inside the Nature Center.

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Cave Tour and Historic Hike
$2/adults, $1/child
free for members
pre-registration required
October 23, 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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Who's in the Cave - Spiders!
$15/pair, $8 extra child
$12, $6 extra child
pre-registration required
October 25, 9:30 AM11:00 AM

Get ready for an adventure!  We will trek to Quarry Hill’s historic cave in search of eight legged critters!  Learn about what makes spiders unique and see their amazing webbed homes!  Participants must be able to hike 1 mile.  Quarry Hill will provide flashlights.

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An Evening with Night Owls
October 28, 8:30 PM10:30 PM

Every autumn a small north woods owl called the Saw-whet migrates south in a silent and secretive wave. Join us on an outdoor nighttime adventure to experience this migration up close.

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