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Tamarack Nature Center is an ideal setting for bridal or baby showers, graduation parties, family reunions, company retreats and business meetings. Enrich your event with seasonal experiences like Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, natural history hikes, maple syrup and apple cider demos, live animal interpretation and more.

Please note Tamarack Nature Center is not available for wedding rental, however, several other Ramsey County event spaces offer wedding capabilities.

Tamarack Nature Center has a 77-vehicle parking lot with four handicap spaces. Catering is permitted but not provided. Smoking and alcohol are not allowed.

Rental spaces

Nature Center building

The Nature Center building features two classrooms with 35-45 person capacity, a conference room that seats eight and a 100-person outdoor amphitheater. Rental is available year-round.


  • Chairs and six-foot rectangular tables.
  • Family-style restrooms.
  • Presentation screen.

Garden House

Located in Discovery Hollow's Garden, the Garden House features a series of glass doors on all sides. Just open the doors to let in the fresh air on temperate days. The Garden House is surrounded by a brick patio and offers a garden-scape view. The Garden House is available for rental from mid-April through mid-October. Please note - rentals in June, July and August fill quickly. Plan to reserve space during summer months well in advance of your event.


  • Capacity: 60 people.
  • Chairs with five-foot, round tables.
  • Stainless steel kitchen and serving counter.
  • Outdoor electrical access located on brick patio.
  • Eco-friendly.

Rental hours and rates

Both the Nature Center building and Garden House are available for rental during Tamarack Nature Center's standard hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: noon – 5 p.m.

Rental space can accommodate between 10-75 people. Rates vary by space needs but average between $50-$130/hour. 

Make a reservation

To learn more or make a reservation, contact Tamarack Nature Center by phone or email.