Baker Outdoor Learning Center
It’s like getting out of town without actually leaving. Just 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis is the Baker Outdoor Learning Center. This rustic learning center is situated within beautiful Baker Park Reserve. Here, guests can reconnect with nature and explore the outdoors.
Interactive Map of Baker
Baker PDF Maps
Find all printable maps of Baker on the Baker Park Reserve page.
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Nearly all of our program offerings can be adapted or modified. Please call 763-559-9000 (for relay services dial 711) or email access@ThreeRiversParks.org to request specific services or to discuss options.
The Outdoor Learning Center offers a variety of nature-oriented party themes such as: archery, canoeing, rock climbing, and more.
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Take a walk through the Outdoor Learning Center to experience its amenities inside and out and learn how it fosters joy in outdoors through hands-on educational experiences.
Due to the nature of the programming at the Outdoor Learning Center, dogs are not allowed. View Three Rivers dog policy and FAQs.
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The Wandering Naturalist
Episodes 165–167: Highways
This month, Brandon and Angela explore highways: what you can see on your drive to the parks; how roads can have an impact on humans, wildlife and habitat; and what MnDOT is doing to make highways and other roads safer for drivers and animals.
The Three Rivers Blog
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By: Amanda Fong & Farji Shaheer
Learn how outdoor recreation has helped nurture healing in victims of gun violence in this Q&A with Farji Shaheer, founder and director of Three Rivers’ partner organization Innovative SOULutions.
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By: Patty Riley
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Spiders are one of the most feared animals around, but they are important parts of their ecosystems. Learn all about these special creatures and find out the facts behind some of those myths that make them so scary.
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