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.

March program registration is open. Register online or by calling 763.559.6700.

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

Saturday, February 27: All About Turtles Online Class 
Sunday, February 28: Meet the Animals Online Class 
Tuesday, March 2: Online Sunset Yoga
Wednesday, March 3: Online Maker's Circle
Thursdays, March 4-April 8: Vinyasa Mix Yoga Online Series
Thursday, March 4: Nature Journaling for Beginners Online Class
Monday, March 8: Online Eco Art Kit: Tessellations and Patterns in Nature
Tuesday, March 9: Online Sunset Yoga
Thursday, March 11: Ecology of D&D Online Class for Adults
Tuesday, March 16: Online Sunset Yoga
Tuesday, March 16: Online Trivia Night: All About Minnesota
Tuesday, March 16: Online Clay Kit: Slab Built Bird Bowl
Tuesday, March 16: Online Clay Kit for Adult and Child: Pinch Pot Planter
Saturday, March 20: Online Kit: Tasting Maple Syrup
Tuesday, March 23: Online Sunset Yoga
Thursday, March 25: The Art and Sport of Falconry Online Class
Saturday, March 27: Online Quilt Block: Maple Leaf
Saturday, March 27: All About Turtles Online Class
Tuesday, March 30: Online Sunset Yoga

Baker Outdoor Learning Center

Thursday, February 25: Girl Scouts Online: Cadettes - Night Owl Badge
Sunday, February 28: Maple Syruping for Families 
Friday-Sunday, March 5-7: Cabin Camping
Sunday, March 7: Maple Syruping
Friday, March 12: Campfire Cookout: Pie Iron Palooza
Sunday, March 14: Maple Syruping
Friday-Sunday, March 19-21: Cabin Camping
Saturday-Sunday, March 27-28: Spring Cabins: A One-night Getaway
Sunday, March 28: Maple Syruping
Tuesday, March 30: Maple Syruping
Tuesday, March 30: Maple Syruping
Tuesday, March 30: Maple Syruping

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

Carver Park Reserve

Lowry Nature Center

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 
Monday, March 1: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, March 3: Homeschool at Lowry
Thursday, March 4: Afterschool Drop-off
Saturday, March 6: Maple Syrup Hike
Sunday, March 7: Native Bee House Kit and Build
Monday, March 8: My Preschooler & Me: Lowry Little Explorers
Monday, March 8: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, March 10: Homeschool at Lowry
Thursday, March 11: Afterschool Drop-off
Saturday, March 13: Maple Syrup Festival
Sunday, March 14: Guess the Animal
Monday, March 15: Homeschool at Lowry
Mondays, March 15-May 17: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs
Wednesday, March 17: Homeschool at Lowry
Thursday, March 18: Afterschool Drop-off
Saturday, March 20: Bird Banding
Sunday, March 21: Maple Syruping for Teens and Adults with Autism
Monday, March 22: My Preschooler & Me: Lowry Little Explorers
Monday, March 22: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, March 24: Homeschool at Lowry
Thursday, March 25: Afterschool Drop-off
Saturday, March 27: Winter Tree Identification for Beginners
Sunday, March 28: Young Birders Club Open House
Monday, March 29: Homeschool at Lowry
Wednesday, March 31: Homeschool at Lowry

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

Sunday, March 14: Projectiles of the Past
Tuesday, March 16: Maple Syruping with Family and Friends
Sunday, March 21: Maple Syruping with Family and Friends
Tuesday, March 23: Maple Syruping with Family and Friends
Friday, March 26: Maple Syruping with Family and Friends
Saturday, March 27: Maple Syruping with Family and Friends
Monday, March 29: 50+ Adventures: Maple Syruping

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Eastman Nature Center

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 
Saturday, March 6: Journey into the Sugarbush
Sunday, March 7: Journey into the Sugarbush
Tuesdays, March 9-30: Afterschool Drop-off Series: Nature Club
Friday, March 12: Scouts: Journey into the Sugarbush
Saturday, March 13: Journey into the Sugarbush
Sunday, March 14: Journey into the Sugarbush
Saturday, March 20: Journey into the Sugarbush: Sap Collecting and the Final Product
Sunday, March 21: Maple Syrup Season Celebration
Monday, March 22: Homeschool: Maple Syrup
Wednesday, March 24: My Preschooler & Me: Bookworms Story Hour - Owl Birthday Party!
Wednesday, March 24: Woods, Women and Wine Hike
Saturday, March 27: Journey into the Sugarbush: Sap Collecting and the Final Product
Saturday, March 27: Young Birders Club Open House
Sunday, March 28: Maple Syrup Season Celebration
Monday, March 29: Scouts: Journey into the Sugarbush - Sap Collecting

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

Fish Lake Regional Park

There are no programs at this time.

French Regional Park

Saturday, February 27: Full Moon Kicksled Adventure 
Thursday, March 4: Adapted Mountain Biking
Saturdays, March 6-May 15: Family Outdoor Adventure Club
Wednesdays, March 10-May 19: Trails Club for Women
Thursdays, March 11-May 27: Family Outdoor Adventure Club
Friday, March 12: Historical Games
Saturday, March 13: Maple Syruping with Family and Friends
Monday, March 15: Geocaching for Maple Syrup with Family and Friends
Tuesday, March 16: Maple Syruping with Family and Friends
Thursday, March 18: Maple Syruping with Family and Friends
Saturday, March 20: Geocaching for Maple Syrup with Family and Friends
Sunday, March 21: Maple Syruping with Family and Friends
Monday, March 22: Maple Syruping with Family and Friends
Tuesday, March 23: Geocaching for Maple Syrup with Family and Friends
Wednesday, March 24: Maple Syruping with Family and Friends

Gale Woods Farm

Saturday, February 27: Snowshoe Under the Full Moon 
Monday, March 1: Homeschool: Hike at the Farm
Monday, March 1: My Preschooler & Me
Tuesday, March 2: Homeschool: Hike at the Farm
Thursday, March 4: Afterschool Drop-off: Farm Hikes
Saturday, March 6: Sheep Shearing
Monday, March 8: Homeschool: Hike at the Farm
Monday, March 8: My Preschooler & Me
Tuesday, March 9: Homeschool: Hike at the Farm
Thursday, March 11: Afterschool Drop-off: Farm Hikes
Saturday, March 13: Make Your Own: Maple Syrup
Saturday, March 13: Needle Felted Animals
Monday, March 15: Homeschool: Hike at the Farm
Monday, March 15: My Preschooler & Me
Tuesday, March 16: Homeschool: Hike at the Farm
Thursday, March 18: Afterschool Drop-off: Farm Hikes
Friday, March 19: Sheep to Felted Wearable
Saturday, March 20: Sheep to Felted Wearable
Saturday, March 20: Chickens in Your Backyard Online Class
Monday, March 22: My Preschooler & Me
Wednesday, March 24: Homeschool: Hike at the Farm
Thursday, March 25: Homeschool: Hike at the Farm
Thursday, March 25: Afterschool Drop-off: Farm Hikes

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

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Richardson Nature Center

Saturday, February 27: Kicksledding Open Rink 
Tuesdays, March 2-30: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs
Wednesdays, March 3-31: Preschool Drop-off Series: Kits & Cubs
Thursday, March 4: My Preschooler & Me: Puppet Escapades - Bird Calls
Sunday, March 7: Young Birders Club Open House
Saturday, March 13: Maple Syrup Time
Sunday, March 14: Free Family Fun Day: Basic Tree Identification
Thursday, March 18: My Preschooler & Me: Trees and Maple Syrup
Saturday, March 20: Maple Syrup Time
Sunday, March 21: Free Family Fun Day: Campfire and Forts
Sunday, March 28: Free Family Fun Day: Animal Tracks and Signs

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park

Saturday, February 27: Full Moon River Walk 
Wednesday, March 3: Snowshoeing
Thursday, March 4: Homeschool: Survival Skills
Saturday, March 6: Animal Tracks and Signs
Sunday, March 7: Free Family Fun Day: Storybook Walk
Saturday, March 13: Young Birders Club Open House
Saturday, March 20: Nature's Mysteries
Sunday, March 21: Free Family Fun Day: Solar System Hike
Saturday, March 27: Nature School Outdoor Open House for Prospective Families
Sunday, March 28: Forts and Fires

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

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

There are no programs at this time.

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

There are no programs at this time.

Silverwood Park

Friday, February 26: Ice Fishing with Family or Friends
Friday, February 26: My Child & Me: Eco Art - Encaustic Painting and Habitats 
Tuesday, March 2: My Child & Me: Eco Art
Tuesday, March 2: Sunset Yoga
Wednesdays, March 3-17: Homeschool Drop-off Series: Carve into Nature
Thursday, March 4: Gallery Reception: Adaptation and Change
Friday, March 5: Date Night: Maple Syruping and Clay Pitchers
Friday, March 5: My Child & Me: Eco Art
Monday, March 8: Natural History Trail Feature: Technology
Mondays, March 8-22: Beginner Woodcarving Series for Adults
Tuesdays, March 9-23: My Preschooler & Me Series: Acorn Club
Tuesday, March 9: Sunset Yoga
Tuesdays, March 9-23: My Preschooler & Me Series: Acorn Club
Thursday, March 11: SPARK! Online Art and Nature for People Living with Memory Loss and Their Care Partners
Friday, March 12: Date Night: Maple Syruping and Clay Pitchers 
Saturday, March 13: Gallery Reception: Circularity 
Saturday, March 13: Gallery Reception: Reconstructing the Rise of Asymmetrical Skylines
Sunday, March 14: Let's Get StARTed
Sunday, March 14: Walk with a Naturalist
Tuesday, March 16: My Child & Me: Eco Art
Tuesday, March 16: Sunset Yoga
Thursday, March 18: In the Park After Dark: Spring Stargazing
Friday, March 19: Make and Mingle: Awaken
Friday, March 19: My Child & Me: Eco Art
Saturday, March 20: Clay Workshop for Family and Friends: Pancake Jars
Saturday, March 20: Guided Shinrin-yoku Walk for Adults
Tuesday, March 23: Sunset Yoga 
Thursday, March 25: Date Night: Maple Syruping and Clay Pitchers
Saturday, March 27: Clay Workshop for Family and Friends: Pancake Jars
Tuesday, March 30: Sunset Yoga

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

Sochacki Park

Tuesday, March 2: Survival Skills

The Landing

Tuesday, March 2: My Preschooler & Me
Sunday, March 7: Step into the Story: The March Sisters
Tuesday, March 9: My Preschooler & Me
Wednesday, March 10: Maple Sugaring for Families
Thursday, March 11: Maple Sugaring for Families
Friday, March 12: Maple Sugaring for Families
Saturday, March 13: Maple Sugaring for Families
Sunday, March 14: Sugar on Snow
Sunday, March 14: Maple Sugaring for Families
Tuesday, March 16: My Preschooler & Me
Thursday, March 18: Maple Sugaring for Families
Friday, March 19: Maple Sugaring for Families
Saturday, March 20: Maple Sugaring for Families
Saturday, March 20: Maple Sugaring for Teens
Sunday, March 21: Maple Sugaring for Families
Tuesday, March 23: My Preschooler & Me
Sunday, March 28: Step into the Story: Dorothy and the Emerald City
Tuesday, March 30: My Preschooler & Me