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Service alert - COVID-19

All programs will follow public health guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19 and are subject to change or cancellation based on the status of the pandemic. Tamarack Nature Center staff will be in contact with program registrants in the event that a program is impacted.

The Nature Center building is closed. Discovery Hollow is open with health and safety guidelines in place. Fee-based virtual programming is available for groups. Call 651-407-5350 or email for more information.

COVID-19 information and resources

Tamarack Nature Center offers special programming for school groups, scout troops and day cares. Staff strive to create authentic connections between students and nature during each program.

Group programs are typically hosted by a naturalist, but self-led options are also available.

Several programs include activities in the popular Discovery Hollow Nature Play Area and Garden.

Summer field trips & outreach programs

School-year environmental education programs

Weather policy

Nature doesn’t stop when it rains and neither do we! Some of the best memories are shared during those unexpected moments. Please ensure all children and chaperones dress appropriately for the weather. Please alert the naturalist to your organization’s weather policies if a program needs modification due to weather. Staff will adapt a program as needed to keep children safe in stormy, icy or extremely cold weather.

Tamarack Nature Center usually does not cancel classes due to weather except for cross-country ski and snowshoe classes, which require 6-10 inches of snowfall.