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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.

Cave Tour and Historic Hike
 
$2/adults, $1/child
free for members
pre-registration required
August 28, 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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Monarch Butterfly Tagging in the Field
 

Free
September 1, 4:00 PM5:30 PM

Be a part of research in action! Join naturalists and other citizens at Northern Hills Prairie to capture and tag monarch butterflies as they begin their yearly migration.

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Run Wild 5K Trail Run and Wild Child Dash
 
Dash - $5
5K - $25
September 3, 7:00 AM10:00 AM

Get outdoors and run wild at this premier trail run in Quarry Hill Park. Proceeds benefit Summer Camp Scholarships, so every child has an opportunity for 'wild time'!

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Bird Banding Program
 
$2/adults, $1/child
free for members
September 4, 1:30 PM2:30 PM

Experience the beauty of birds up close as you try your hand at trapping, netting, banding and releasing birds. 

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