Art Education

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

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.

Other things to do

History Education

History Exploration

House and rock

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.

Educational Farming

Educational Farming

Child with fresh picked carrots

At Three Rivers, those who might not have an opportunity to see the ins and outs of a real working farm get a chance to learn where their food comes from, meet some animals and explore farm life at Gale Woods.

Formal Gardens

Formal Gardens

View of garden columns

Take in the beauty of the colorful blooms. Smell the sweet, fragrant flowers. Breathe in the fresh air. Relax to the sound of chirping birds and rustling leaves. Our formal gardens at Noerenberg are meticulously maintained to offer visitors a spot of breathtaking beauty and serenity.

Nature Education

Nature Education

teenagers from autism summer camp

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.