Programs & Events

Discover the outdoors, explore history, learn about nature and more. See what's happening at your favorite park or browse all programs below.

February program registration is now open.

Online Programs | Baker Outdoor Learning Center | Carver | Cedar Lake FarmCleary Lake | Eastman Nature Center | Elm Creek | Fish LakeFrench | Gale Woods Farm | Hyland Lake | Lake RebeccaLowry Nature Center | Mississippi Gateway | Murphy-HanrehanRichardson Nature Center | Silverwood | Sochacki | The Landing

All Upcoming Programs

Online Programs

Friday, January 22: Online Campfire
Saturday, January 23: Online Kolrosing Kit
Saturday, January 23: Animal Tracking Online Class
Wednesday, January 27: Have Fun in the Outdoors to Survive Winter Online Class
Saturday, January 30: Amphibians and Reptiles of Minnesota Online Class 
Tuesday, February 2: Online Sunset Yoga
Wednesday, February 3: Online Maker's Circle
Thursdays, February 4-25: Vinyasa Mix Yoga Online Series
Sunday, February 7: Online Victorian Valentine Pop-up Card
Tuesday, February 9: Online Sunset Yoga
Thursdays, February 11-18: Online Series: Climate Change Fabric Collage
Saturday, February 13: Online Carving Kit for Adults: Whittle Away My Heart
Tuesday & Friday, February 16-19: Online Eco Art Kit for Kids: Watercolor Birds
Tuesday, February 16: Online Sunset Yoga
Tuesday, February 16: Online Trivia Night: All About Minnesota
Tuesday, February 16: Online Clay Kit: Snowflake Bowl
Tuesday, February 16: Online Clay Kit for Kids: Snowperson Tray
Thursday, February 18: Get to Know Snowshoeing Online Class
Saturday, February 20: Online Quilt Block: Friendship
Saturday, February 20: Night Hunters and Owl Pellet Dissection Online Class
Tuesday, February 23: Online Sunset Yoga
Wednesday, February 24: Trumpeter Swan Online Class
Saturday, February 27: All About Turtles Online Class 
Sunday, February 28: Meet the Animals Online Class

Baker Outdoor Learning Center

Thursday, January 21: Starry Night Snowshoe for Families
Thursday, January 28: Snowshoe When the Moon Is Full 
Thursday, February 4: Starry Night Snowshoe for Families
Sunday, February 7: Fires and Food
Friday-Sunday, February 12-14: Cabin Camping
Sunday, February 14: Valentine's Day Candlelit Snowshoe and Campfire for Adults
Monday, February 15: Snowshoeing for Families
Monday, February 15: Candlelit Snowshoe and Campfire for Families
Tuesday, February 16: Candlelit Snowshoe and Campfire for Families
Tuesday, February 23: Cub Scouts Online: Webelos - Into the Woods
Thursday, February 25: Girl Scouts Online: Cadettes - Night Owl Badge
Sunday, February 28: Maple Syruping for Families

A girl collects maple sap from a metal pail in the winter.

Carver Park Reserve

Lowry Nature Center

Thursday, January 21: Afterschool Drop-off: Winter Adventures
Saturday, January 23: Animal Tracks and Kicksleds
Sunday, January 24: Kicksledding Open Rink
Monday, January 25: My Preschooler & Me: Lowry Little Explorers
Monday, January 25: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, January 27: Kicksledding Open Rink
Wednesday, January 27: Homeschool at Lowry
Thursday, January 28: Afterschool Drop-off: Winter Adventures
Saturday, January 30: Winter Animal Signs Scavenger Hunt Kit
Saturday, January 30: Kicksledding Open Rink
Sunday, January 31: Winter Exploration for Teens and Adults with Autism  
Monday, February 1: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, February 3: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, February 3: Kicksledding Open Rink
Thursday, February 4: Afterschool Drop-off: Winter Adventures 
Saturday, February 6: Kicksledding Open Rink
Sunday, February 7: Try Snowshoeing
Monday, February 8: My Preschooler & Me: Lowry Little Explorers
Monday, February 8: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, February 10: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, February 10: Kicksledding Open Rink
Thursday, February 11: Afterschool Drop-off: Winter Adventures
Thursday-Sunday, February 11-14: Heart Hunt
Saturday, February 13: Valentine's Candlelit Walk for Adults
Sunday, February 14: Kicksledding Open Rink
Monday, February 15: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, February 17: Homeschool at Lowry
Thursday, February 18: Afterschool Drop-off: Winter Adventures
Saturday, February 20: Miniature Golf - On Ice!
Sunday, February 21: Kicksledding Open Rink
Sunday, February 21: Raptors Up Close
Monday, February 22: My Preschooler & Me: Lowry Little Explorers
Monday, February 22: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, February 24: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, February 24: Kicksledding Open Rink
Thursday, February 25: Afterschool Drop-off: Winter Adventures
Saturday, February 27: Kicksledding Open Rink
Saturday, February 27: Full Moon Luminary Walk
Sunday, February 28: Winter Animal Explorations for Teens and Adults with Autism 

Carver Recreation Area

Sunday, February 14: The Nature Ski

A young girl pushes a kicksled across a frozen pond at Lowry Nature Center.

Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park

There are no programs at this time.

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Thursday, January 28: Family Snowshoeing 
Wednesday, February 3: Winter Survival for Families
Wednesday, February 10: Kicksled Adventure

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Eastman Nature Center

Sunday, January 24: Tracking Mystery
Monday, January 25: Homeschool Online: Animal Tracking
Tuesday, January 26: Afterschool Family Adventure: Try Snowshoeing
Wednesday, January 27: Women, Woods and Wine Hike
Friday, January 29: Scouts: Snowshoe and Bonfire 
Saturday, January 30: Scouts: Snowshoe and Bonfire
Sunday, January 31: Guided Snowshoe Hike 
Tuesdays, February 2 & 16: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Outdoor Adventures - Winter Edition
Tuesdays, February 2-23: Afterschool Drop-off Series: Nature Club
Thursdays, February 4-March 25: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs
Saturday, February 6: Mazes and Maps
Sunday, February 7: Guided Snowshoe Hike
Friday, February 12: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades
Friday, February 12: The Great Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, February 13: Valentine's Trail Adventure for Families
Sunday, February 14: Valentine's Day in the Woods
Wednesday, February 17: Women, Woods and Wine Hike
Friday, February 19: Guided Snowshoe Hike for Adults
Friday, February 19: Afterschool Family Adventure: Try Snowshoeing
Monday, February 22: Homeschool: Snowshoeing
Tuesday, February 23: Homeschool: Snowshoeing
Thursday, February 25: My Preschooler & Me: Bookworms Story Hour - Frosty Fish
Friday, February 26: Mulled Wine Kit for Adults: Walk into History under the Full Moon
Sunday, February 28: Guided Snowshoe Hike

A female cardinal perches on a tree branch covered in snow.

Fish Lake Regional Park

Sunday, January 31: Adapted Ice Fishing
Sunday, January 31: Ice Fishing with Family or Friends 
Thursday, February 4: Ice Fishing with Family or Friends
Monday, February 8: Ice Fishing with Family or Friends
Friday, February 12: Ice Fishing with Family or Friends

French Regional Park

Saturday, January 23: Family Snowshoeing
Wednesday, January 27: Family Winter Survival 
Tuesdays, February 2-23: Winter Trails Club for Women
Wednesday, February 3: Snowshoe Hike for Women
Sunday, February 7: Beginner Snowshoeing
Thursday, February 11: Kicksled Adventure
Saturday, February 13: Beginner Snowshoeing
Monday, February 15: Winter Survival for Families
Thursday, February 25: Winter Survival for Families
Saturday, February 27: Full Moon Kicksled Adventure

Gale Woods Farm

Friday, January 22: Felted Table Runner or Scarf 
Fridays, February 5-26: My Preschooler & Me Online Series: Silly Chickens and Animals in Winter
Saturday, February 6: Take and Make Breakfast Bundle
Friday, February 12: Luminary-lit Hike for Lovebirds
Saturday, February 27: Snowshoe Under the Full Moon

A large white dog with a blue jacket on sits in the snow outside of a red barn.

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Friday, January 22: Teen Adventures: Cross-country Skiing

Richardson Nature Center

Thursday, January 21: Online Ice Harvesting Memories 
Tuesdays, February 2-23: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs
Wednesdays, February 3-24: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs 
Thursdays, February 4-25: My Preschooler & Me Series 
Friday, February 5: Kicksledding Open Rink
Saturday, February 6: Kicksledding Open Rink 
Thursday, February 11: Valentine's Kicksledding 
Saturday, February 13: Valentine's Kicksledding
Sunday, February 14: Free Family Fun Days 
Monday, February 15: Guided Snowshoe Hike 
Friday, February 19: Guided Snowshoe Hike 
Saturday, February 20: Kicksledding Open Rink 
Sunday, February 21: Guided Snowshoe Hike 
Saturday, February 27: Kicksledding Open Rink

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

Sunday, January 24: Free Family Fun Days
Wednesday, January 27: Snowshoeing for Adults 
Wednesday, February 3: Homeschool: Winter Survival
Sunday, February 7: Free Family Fun Days
Sunday, February 7: Nature School Outdoor Open House for Prospective Families
Saturday & Sunday, February 13 & 14: Embrace the North: Medallion Hunt
Saturday, February 13: Embrace the North: Household Snowshoe Experience
Wednesday, February 17: Snowshoeing for Adults
Sunday, February 21: Free Family Fun Days
Wednesday, February 24: Snowshoeing for Families
Saturday, February 27: Full Moon River Walk

A close-up image of a snowshoes on a person's feet.

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

Saturday, January 23: Family Snowshoeing 

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

There are no programs at this time.

Silverwood Park

Thursday, January 21: In the Park After Dark: Kicksleds and Campfires
Tuesday, January 26: My Child & Me: Eco Art
Tuesday, January 26: Online Sunset Yoga
Thursday, January 28: Family Snowshoeing
Friday, January 29: Ice Fishing with Family or Friends
Friday, January 29: My Child & Me: Eco Art 
Tuesday, February 2: Sunset Yoga
Tuesdays, February 9-23: My Preschooler & Me: Acorn Club
Tuesday, February 9: My Child & Me: Eco Art - Encaustic Painting and Habitats
Tuesday, February 9: Sunset Yoga
Tuesdays, February 9-23: My Preschooler & Me: Acorn Club
Thursday, February 11: SPARK! Online Art and Nature for People Living with Memory Loss and Their Care Partners
Friday, February 12: Date Night: Snowflake Bowl Clay Kit and Snowshoeing
Friday, February 12: My Child & Me: Eco Art - Encaustic Painting and Habitats
Sunday, February 14: Let's Get StARTed
Sunday, February 14: Walk with a Naturalist
Tuesday, February 16: Sunset Yoga
Thursday, February 18: In the Park After Dark: Snowshoeing and Survival
Sunday, February 21: Drawing With Mittens
Monday, February 22: Ice Fishing with Family or Friends
Tuesday, February 23: My Child & Me: Eco Art - Encaustic Painting and Habitats
Tuesday, February 23: Sunset Yoga
Friday, February 26: Ice Fishing with Family or Friends
Friday, February 26: My Child & Me: Eco Art - Encaustic Painting and Habitats

A woman holds up a fish she caught while ice fishing.

Sochacki Park

Saturday, January 23: Fat Bike Sampler 
Saturday, February 6: Snowshoeing for Families
Saturday, February 6: Snowshoeing for Adults
Saturday, February 20: Snowshoeing for Families

The Landing

Saturday, January 23: Snowshoeing for Teens
Tuesday, January 26: My Preschooler & Me Online 
Tuesday, February 2: My Preschooler & Me Online
Saturday, February 6: Freshwater Springs Hike
Tuesday, February 9: My Preschooler & Me Online
Sunday, February 14: Beginner Snowshoeing
Tuesday, February 16: My Preschooler & Me Online
Sunday, February 21: Snowshoe Time Traveler: The Fur Trade
Tuesday, February 23: My Preschooler & Me Online