Activities & Resources
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center451in Hastings, MN 55033
about Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center:
A Visitor Center offers hands-on exhibits and displays of live animals, and there's plenty of wildlife to observe on the grounds, as well as in the air, since the St. Croix River valley is a popular flyway for migrating birds.
The educational offerings include summer and school year programs for families, students, and preschoolers - all very reasonably priced. Advance registration is usually required.
Summer camps: A variety of affordable programs are offered for K-5 students, from single half-day sessions to weeklong full-day programs. The camp for 3rd to 5th graders even includes a camping overnight.
Membership: $50-$99/family, includes store and program discounts, and invitations to members-only events.