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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/adult, $1/child
free for members
pre-registration required
February 26, 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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Also on: Mar 12
Nature Toddlers: Fishy Fish
 
$8
$6.50/members
pre-registration required
March 4, 10:00 AM11:00 AM

Fins, scales and fish tales. Join a Quarry Hill naturalist to learn about these underwater creatures through story, art, a walk to the frozen pond and a chance to feed the fish in the Quarry Hill aquarium. Advance registration requested.

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Also on: Mar 8
Bird Banding Program
 
$2/adult, $1/child
free for members
March 5, 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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Nature Kids: Sticky Sweet Maple Treats
 
$15
$12/members
pre-registration required
March 16, 3:30 PM5:00 PM

Bring your sweet tooth and discover the natural sugars of MN maple trees. Learn how maple syrup is harvested and made and then head outside to take part in the process first hand. We'll do a fun maple craft back at the nature center. And what day would be complete without sampling nature's sweet treats!

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