Snowshoe Rental at the Nature Center

Snowshoes may be rented for nature center trails when snowshoes are not in use by scheduled groups.

Both metal and wooden snowshoes are available for adults and children, ages 4 and older. Snowshoes rent for $5 per pair, and renters are asked to leave a picture ID at the Visitor Center while on the trails. Call ahead at 651-249-2170 for snow conditions and snowshoe availability. Plan about one hour to snowshoe the trails.

Meeting Room Rental

The Sunroom is available for small group meetings, family gatherings, and retreats. Large sunny windows in a restful quiet setting are perfect for a staff retreat or goals meetings. Many groups appreciate the intimate space, and use the quiet nature during meeting breaks. Measuring 18 feet by 25 feet, the Sunroom seats up to 15 or 20 people comfortably. Rental includes use of restrooms, picnic area, trails, and limited use of the amphitheater.

  • Available: Tuesday through Friday, some Saturdays (please inquire), during Visitor Center hours (9 pm to 4:30 pm). Room must be vacated by 4:30 pm.
  • Rental Fees: $30 per hour, for-profit and non-profit
  • Full-Day Rental (5 Hours or More): $150

The Sunroom is equipped with:

  • High-speed, wireless Internet
  • Slide projector and screen or LCD projection equipment and screen
  • Use of kitchenette, coffeemaker and cups, but not coffee, sink, microwave, and refrigerator.
  • Whiteboard and markers

To inquire about renting the Sunroom, please call 651-249-2170 or email the Nature Center.

Birthday Parties

For birthday party rental information, please visit our Birthday Parties page.