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Embrace Winter at the North Mississippi Regional Park

Kroening Winter

What's Happening at North Mississippi Regional Park in January and February?

What a fantastic area to get fresh air and exercise while connecting with nature. Public programs are FREE for all ages (unless noted otherwise). Here's what you can look forward to in January and beyond at the Kroening Interpretive Center at North Mississippi Regional Park:

Family Funday: Winter Arts & Animals - Sunday, Jan 14 1-3pm

Come learn about our neighborhood native species.Meet some MN animals up-close, then let nature inspire your creation of winter themed artwork to take home. Activity #81494

Outdoors: Bushcraft - Saturday, Jan 20 1:30-3pm
Practice your winter skills in the park. Learn how to build shelters, track animals and discover some strategies Minnesota animals use to protect against the cold. Activity #81505

Hike: Watching Wildlife - Saturday, Jan 27 2-3pm
Find out how to identify animal tracks, scat and other signs as we hike the park looking for animals and the stories their presence leaves behind. Activity #81539

OPEN SNOWSHOEING Saturdays in January: 13, 20, 27 11am-3pm
Get some wonderful exercise while recreating in nature by checking out a pair of snowshoes to explore the park!  Activity #81486   Activity #81487   Activity #81488
Public programs are FREE for all ages. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Valentine's Day Stargazer Snowshoeing - Wed, Feb 14 7-8:30pm
Spend Valentine’s Day on a snowshoe hike through the park to look at the stars. Discover the wonders of astronomy and hear various cultural tales of the constellations while sipping hot cocoa. We will have a telescope set up and binoculars available. Ages18+ Registration Fee $5  Activity #81587
School Release Days - Winter Fun & Games:  Jan 25 & 26  8am-4pm
Get ready for snow filled fun! Build shelters, snowmen and other creations outside. Hike through the park and play games on snowshoes. Make art, toss snowballs, and warm up inside with hot cocoa.  Activity #81514  Registration Fee $50
Outdoor Engineering: February 16th  8am-4pm
Ready, set, build! Develop your skills as we build shelters, towers, snowmen and more. Complete building challenges and become a master outdoor engineer!  Activity #81581  Registration Fee $30

New! Nature Nuts Play Group Fridays

Come with your little one to play and have fun in nature with other children and parents/guardians. Each day is different, but will have nature themes about animals, plants, and seasons. Enjoy the outdoors together all winter! Ages: For kids 6 and under with an adult.

This is an Adult/Child interactive program. Registration Fee $15

Winter weather is always changing! Wear clothes and shoes for playing outside.

January 12th - February 2nd 2:30-3:30pm Activity #81729

February 23rd - March 16th  2:30-3:30pm   Activity #81730

More Ways to Enjoy the Park

Stop by the front desk to check out binoculars, nature activity packs and nature guides. Or, talk with a naturalist to meet and learn about the education animals.

Like North Mississippi on Facebook to stay in the loop about what’s happening in our park! Learn more about North Mississippi Regional Park at our website

Winter building hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 12-4pm; Monday CLOSED

Contact Info: Kroening Interpretive Center at North Mississippi Regional Park, 4900 Mississippi Court, Minneapolis, MN 55430  Phone: 612-370-4844, Email:

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