Maplewood Nature Center
What can you do at Maplewood Nature Center?
A popular spot for hikers, families, and all kinds of groups, Maplewood Nature Center is the gateway to, and one of, 14 Neighborhood Preserves. Here, you will find a Visitor Center with live snakes and salamanders, and 1 1/2 miles of hiking trails and that wind through wetlands and woods. Visitor amenities include interactive exhibits, both indoor and out, trail kiosk, picnic area and nature play yard, wildflower demonstration gardens including raingardens, and more.
Maplewood Nature Center offers public Programs & Events
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Contact, Hours and Directions
Visitor Center Contact Info:
Address: 2659 East 7th Street
Maplewood, MN 55119
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Visitor Center Hours
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Sunday, Monday and most Federal Holidays:
Closed Christmas Day: Thursday, Dec 25th (Open Dec 26th-27th)
Closed New Year's Day: Thursday, January 1
Trail Hours at the Nature Center and Preserves
Open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset every day of the year
Things you can do at the nature center include
Resources and Links
- Attend a program/Bring your class
- Self-guiding activities
- Have a birthday party
- Learn about the Environment
The Nature Center participates in Sustainability Projects for the City of Maplewood, including Sustainable Maplewood Project 2050, the Environmental Insert for the City's Newsletter and Maplewood's City Staff 'Green Team', and assists with portions of the city’s Tree Program.