We have regular and seasonal programming that are designed for kids! Join us for our Nature Camps each summer, Breakfast Nature Santa in the winter and more!
Looking for more programming? Check out our All Ages programs page.
Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m.
Explore nature fun! Specially crafted for kids 2-5 years and their adult companions, this hand-on, fast-paced weekly class will get your creativity flowing.There will be both indoor and outdoor activities planned each week.
***Daycare groups, please call the nature center for other options for nature programs.
Online Registration (pre-registration closes at 11:59pm each Sunday prior to event date) is $4 per child . Click here to sign up!
Day-of Walk In Registration is $5 per child.
Adults do not need to register.
September 10: Fun with Bugs
September 17: Wetland Wonderland
September 24: Nature Noises
October 1: Soil Exploration
October 8: No Class
October 15: Fall Leaves and Trees
October 22: No Class
October 29: Clouds
November 5: Mammals
November 12: Animal Homes
November 19: Animal Camoflage
November 26: Turkey Trouble
December 3: Lichen
December 10: Animal Tracks
December 17: Brunch with Nature Santa (Registration required)
December 24: No Class
December 31: Winter Weather
Join us at Camp Springbrook:
Where the Adventure Never Ends
We're putting together another exciting summer of camps. Check back for more information in February 2020!
Make this a summer to remember as your kids recharge in nature! We offer weekly sessions June - August for kids ages 5-12. Plus our popular Family Camps in July offer a day of excitement and exploration for adult/child pairs. There's no better way to take in the beauty of summer than Camp Springbrook!
Scholarships are available! Please call us for details: 763-572-3588
Do you like hanging out with kids outside in the summer? Are you an arts and crafts guru? Are camp songs and games your jam? Consider volunteering to be a Camp Springbrook Junior Leader this summer. Click the link below to apply. Scheduled will be put together as early as the beginning of May.
Nature Buddies ECFE
Mondays 1-2:30 p.m.
Engage your child's wonder and curiosity about nature in this 3-session series. Learn to guide your son or daughter in nature play through exciting hands-on learning experiences at the newly remodeled Springbrook Nature Center. Each session will highlight the natural world in a different season. Live animals, lessons by the naturalist and indoor/outdoor activities will enhance the learning each week. Please dress appropriately for the weather. During a portion of each class period, parents will meet with a family educator to discuss topics of interest. The class is designed for preschool children but younger children are also welcome.
Registration is required.
Class fee: $50 per session per child; scholarships are available.
NO sibling care is available.
Academic Year 2019-2020
Session 1: Signs of Autumn – Sept 16 - Oct 28
No class Oct 14 & Oct 21
Session 2: Signs of Winter – January 6 - February 10
Session 3: Signs of Spring – March 23 - April 20
Register with Spring Lake Park ECFE at 763-600-5900 or visit the Spring Lake Park program listing here.
Brunch with Nature Santa
Saturday December 14 10 am - noon
Tuesday December 17 10 am - noon
Nature Santa is on his way to Springbrook Nature Center and he wants to meet YOU! Enjoy a story and activities with Nature Santa and a delicious breakfast. Parents, bring your camera, this is a photo opportunity you won't want to miss.
This program is intended for children ages 2-5 and their adult companions.
$7 per person, children under 2 are free.
Registration will be open beginning November 1, 2019.
4-H Environmental Club
This NEW club is for youth in K-one year post high school and will explore environmental education through interactive learning experiences that engage youth in environmental topics! These experiences will connect youth to nature and give them tools to make meaningful impacts in their community and the world. Older youth will be engaged in meaningful leadership roles. E-Club participation is FREE!
This club is based out of Springbrook Nature Center, meaning we will be able to explore the great outdoors! Club activities may include snowshoeing and hiking, learning about recycling and composting, native plants and pollinators, animals, and more Topics will be guided by club interest, so if you have something you are passionate about, bring it to the club to share.
SPRINGBROOK NATURE CENTER CLUB DATES: 2nd Saturdays*, 10:30-NOON, (*Note: December and February E-Clubs will be on Sat Dec. 7th and Feb. 1st)
Download and print the flyer here!