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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.

Bird Banding Program
 
$2/adults, $1/child
Free
July 3, 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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Family Storytime with the Rochester Public Library
 

Free
July 9, 10:00 AM11:00 AM

Meet at the pond pavilion for nature-themed stories, songs, puppets, rhymes and more presented by the Rochester Public Library.

(Held indoors at Quarry Hill Nature Center if there is inclement weather.)

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Cave Tour and Historic Hike
 
$2/adults, $1/child
free for members
pre-registration required
July 10, 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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Good-Natured Kids: Flying Dragons
 
$15
$12/members
pre-registration required
July 12, 9:30 AM11:00 AM

Did you know that flying dragons exist? They do! We call them dragonflies and they hatch right out of the water. Gather around the pond as we learn all about the lifecycle of the dragonfly. Snack & craft fit for a dragon. (Raindate: July 14)

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