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January and February programming at the Kroening Interpretive Center and North Mississippi Regional Park

The Minneapolis Park and Rec Board invites you to enjoy the great outdoors with these January and February offerings at the Kroening Interpretive Center and North Mississippi Regional Park.

* * * * * * * * * * January Events * * * * * * * * * *

Snowshoeing: Get some wonderful exercise while recreating in nature by checking out a pair of snowshoes to explore the park! Please wear winter boots for use with snowshoes. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

SATURDAY  11-3pm

SUNDAY   1-3pm

Jan 5      Activity #93933

Jan 6      Activity #93941

Jan 12    Activity #93934

Jan 13    Activity #93942

Jan 19    Activity #93935

Jan 20    Activity #93943

Jan 26    Activity #93936

Jan 27    Activity #93944

 

Winter Break Camp: Frozen Planet January 2 - 4, 8am-4pm

Are you curious about the wonders of the cosmos? Then, embark on an adventure through the cold depths of outer space...with the help of your imagination. Learn about amazing astronomical phenomena, complete missions with your crew and conduct experiments for extreme environments. Sign up to be the ultimate space explorer! Registration Fee $90  Ages 6-12  Activity #93993

Day camp will be based out of Kroening Interpretive Center. Every day please: Bring a lunch and snack and dress for a mess and outdoor adventure (winter coat, boots, snow pants, hat and gloves).

Bird Watching: Winter Woodpeckers - Saturday January 5, 4-5:30pm

Winter is a wonderful time to be on the lookout for the bright flashes of woodpeckers on the bare trees. Join us for a walk in the park to seek out and learn about Minnesota’s winter woodpeckers. Binoculars provided if needed. FREE  Ages 8 & up  Activity #93949

Snowshoeing: New Year Resolutions Hike - Saturday January 5 1-2:30pm

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution to be more active, to go outside more, or try new things? Take the first step on a naturalist-led snowshoe hike along our prairie, woodland, and river trails and start the year off right! - Please wear winter boots for use with snowshoes. FREE  All Ages  Activity #93959

Family Funday: Winter Arts & Animals - Sunday January 13 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. FREE  All Ages  Activity #93963

Homeschool Day: Clues from Nature - Thursday January 17 1-3pm

Learn how to become a nature detective by uncovering the clues that animals leave behind. Investigate animal tracks, scat and other markings to better understand animal behaviors and decipher the story they tell. Registration Fee $5  Ages 5-13  Activity #93988

Nature Art: Candle Making – Saturday January 19  2-3pm

Craft the warm, comforting glow of your own candle with a nature twist to use on cold winter nights. Use your creativity to choose the scents colors and designs you like best! Registration Fee $5  All Ages  Activity #93968

School Release Day: Winter Fun & Games January 25  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. Ice cube boat races.  Registration Fee $25  Ages 6-12  Activity #93994

Day camp will be based out of Kroening Interpretive Center. Every day please: Bring a lunch and snack, and dress for a mess and outdoor adventure (winter coat, boots, snow pants, hat and gloves)

Outdoors: Winter Survival Challenge - Saturday January 26  1-3pm

Assemble your team of family or friends and practice your winter skills in the park through nature challenges! Build shelters, maneuver through obstacles, and seek out hidden clues in the wild while discovering strategies Minnesota animals use to survive the winter. Then enjoy hot cocoa and a treat by a cozy bonfire.  FREE  All Ages  Activity #93974

* * * * * * * * * * * February Events * * * * * * * * * * *

Snowshoeing: Get some wonderful exercise while recreating in nature by checking out a pair of snowshoes to explore the park! Please wear winter boots for use with snowshoes. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

SATURDAY  11-3pm

SUNDAY   1-3pm

Feb 2     Activity #93937

Feb 3     Activity #93945

Feb 9     Activity #93938

Feb 10    Activity #93946

Feb 16   Activity #93939

Feb 17   Activity #93947

Feb 23   Activity #93940

Feb 24   Activity #93948


Event: Groundhog Day Celebration – Saturday February 2
  1-3pm

Can a groundhog really predict the coming season? Will it be an early spring or six more weeks of winter? Come celebrate a day of weather forecasting woodchucks with art, games and activities. Hike the park with a naturalist to see if our resident woodchucks have been out to make their own predictions.  FREE  All Ages Activity #93984

Bird Watching: Birding on Snowshoes - Saturday February 2  4-5:30pm

Looking to try something different and develop new skills? Then come birding on snowshoes with a naturalist along our prairie, woodland, and river trails! We’ll enjoy the winter scenery while keeping our eyes and ears open for our feathered friends. Please wear winter boots for use with snowshoes. Binoculars provided if needed. FREE Ages 8 & up  Activity #93950

Senses in the Season Hike – Friday February 8  4-5:00pm

After the hustle and bustle of the week, take a peaceful walk through the park to realign your senses with nature. Discover how each season peaks our senses in different ways. Reset your mind and body from overstimulation and become grounded in nature while appreciating the nuances each season offers. FREE  All Ages Activity #93997

Nature Art: Colors and Ice February 9 1:30-2:30pm

Make colorfully cold creations! Make a mural outside with the snow as your canvas, create beautiful mini ice castles, and use colored ice to make pictures to take home.  FREE  All Ages  Activity #93969

Valentine’s Day Fireside Snowshoeing - Thursday February 14 7-8:30pm

Brrrr! Baby its cold outside! This Valentine’s Day get warmed up on a snowshoe hike along the river, then cozy up around a bonfire while sipping hot cocoa and try your hand at crafting a candle to bring home. Please wear winter boots for use with snowshoes.  Registration Fee $7.50  Ages 18+  Activity #93962

Snowshoeing: Over & Under the Snow Hike – Saturday February 16  2-3:30pm

Take a hike on snowshoes as we look for tracks and signs of life in the snow. Discover the animals that have been hiding out below all winter. Who’s active and who’s hibernating and how do they make it through the long winter.  FREE   All Ages  Activity #93961

Homeschool Day: Birds of Prey - Thursday February 21  1-3pm

Raptors, the predatory birds of the sky. Examine the adaptations that make them superior hunters, dissect an owl pellet to understand what and how they eat, and go on a bird watching expedition to look for these majestic predators.  Registration Fee $5   Ages 5-13  Activity #93989

Family Funday: Owls - What a Hoot!  - Sunday February 24 1-3pm

This time of year owls are already nesting! Examine the adaptations that make them superb nighttime hunters, dissect an owl pellet and find out how to look for owls in your neighborhood.  FREE  All Ages   Activity #93964

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Kroening Interpretive Center at North Mississippi Regional Park
4900 Mississippi Court, Minneapolis, MN 55430
612-370-4844 
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