What better way to explore art and performance than in a natural setting? Silverwood Park offers nature-inspired art programs for children and adults. This unique park is set against picture-perfect views of Silver Lake and a tranquil oak forest. You’ll also enjoy the nature-based artwork featured at the gallery or shows at the multi-use amphitheater.
Where to find it
Sept. 23 | Silverwood
Learn about the science of color with the Science Museum of Minnesota. Get creative with leaf pigment chromatography and painting. Enjoy food and drinks while you celebrate the fall equinox. 21+.
Programs and Events
Take a walk in the woods with a photographer, try your hand at pottery, or chat with an artist at a gallery opening. See all upcoming art programs and events.
The Three Rivers Blog
By: Mary Christine Kane
When the sun is starting to fade over the horizon, it could be the beginning of a great, new adventure. Skip the sunburn, beat the crowds and enjoy a magical part of the day by visiting the parks in the evening or at night.
By: Eileen Cohen
Did you know that you can find poetry along the trails of Silverwood Park? In honor of National Poetry Month, learn about this art, the voices you can hear on the trail, and why you might want to give it a try yourself.
Other things to do
Have you ever wondered what life was like for the people who lived here before us? Step back in time and discover their stories through the historic sites of the Grimm Farm, Noerenberg Gardens, the Historic Pierre Bottineau House, and The Landing. Evidence within the parks tells how people have lived, worked and played here for over 12,000 years.
If you want to get up close and personal or learn a little more, try visiting one of our nature centers. At Eastman, Lowry, or Richardson Nature Centers, you can hike the trails, interact with seasonal exhibits, observe up close the unique characteristics of different wildlife species, conduct your own science experiment and meet a live animal.