Monday to Friday:
Sunday: Noon to 5 pm
Read about Quarry Hill's beginnings in a 1973 article by our Founding Director, Harry Buck.
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.
Tuesday, April 22
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Be a player in an Animal Survival Game played on our life-size
outdoor game board. Test your
animal knowledge and make the
best choices to help you ‘survive’ all the way to the end of the trail. Survive or not, enjoy a live animal program featuring Minnesota’s “Most Wanted” (animals in need of protection); the Blanding’s Turtle & the Timber Rattlesnake. Up close interactions and facts to delight all ages, this is a must do!
4:00 & 5:00 pm Timber Rattlesnake
4:30 & 5:30 pm - Blanding's Turtle
Plus! Build a Mourning Dove nesting structure to take home with you. Workshops, hosted by Girl Scouts, begin every half hour and continue while supplies last.
|Native Plant Sale
Friday, April 25
4:30 - 6:30 pm
A great way to bring a natural
touch into your backyard! Native plants are best adapted to the local climate and once established;
seldom need watering, mulching, or protection from frost or continuous mowing. Native plants attract
beautiful butterflies, beneficial
insects & birds. Starter plants in
2"x 2" pots are$3.50 each.
Plant varieties will be dependent on grower’s availability but may
include: Butterfly Weed, Cardinal Flower, Bluestem, Columbine, Wild Geranium, Pasque Flower and more.
Earth Day Geo-Cache In & Trash Out
All ages welcome.