The Nature Center is admission free and features many exhibits that are sure to engage both children and adults.Use our Rochester journey maker site to visit Quarry Hill Nature Center on your trip to Rochester, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Inside the Nature Center features:
Exploration Hall with natural science touch tables
1,700 gallon Minnesota fish aquarium
Live reptiles, birds and amphibians
Indoor observation beehive
Children & Natural Science Library
Life-size T-Rex skull replica
Ski & Snowshoe rentals
Classroom and event space
Outside the park features paved bike & dirt hiking trails, a 3 acre pond that's great for fishing & wildlife viewing, restored oak savanna, an historical man-made sandstone cave and a Limestone fossil quarry.
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Quarry Hill Nature Center reviews
I love this place. Great for families with small children, nice trails, fun educational center with animals we generally overlook or are afraid of. Nice bird watching area.
I love this place. Great for families with small children, nice trails, fun educational center with animals we generally overlook or are afraid of. Nice bird watching area. more »
Gorgeous trails… many flowers and butterflies! It’s a bit crowded in areas, but that is to be expected with the proximIty to the city.
Gorgeous trails… many flowers and butterflies! It’s a bit crowded in areas, but that is to be expected with the proximIty to the city. more »
This is a wonderful place especially if you have children! So many things to do inside the little center. Lots of hands on for the children. I have no children but I certainly enjoyed it as well! The grounds are beautiful even though it's early Spring and nothing is green yet. But it's lovely hiking you just have to watch out because some of the trails are kind of mushy yet. It would be a fun activity for a family or people who just like to hike and see nature
This place is huge and a lot of fun! They have great trails in the nature for hiking and/or biking. There’s a cave, river, and you can see different biospheres depending on where you are in the park. A lot of people were here with their family and it looked like there was a school field trip happening here as we visited.
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