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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.

Nature Toddlers: The Colors of Fall
pre-registration required
October 1, 10:00 AM11:00 AM

Summer is waning and the colors of Fall will soon be all around us. Red, yellow, orange and brown; enjoy a leaf walk and learn how trees are preparing for winter. Experience includes story, art and outdoor time.

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Also on: Oct 5
Bird Banding Program
$2/adults, $1/child
free for members
October 2, 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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Cave Tour and Historic Hike
$2/adults, $1/child
free for members
October 9, 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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An Evening with Night Owls
October 14, 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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