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North Mississippi Regional Park sample programming for November, December and January

Winter Break Day Camps for Kids

Register kids ages 6-12 for naturalist-led day camps on no school days throughout the year! Explore outdoors, get messy and learn by doing. Spend days off in nature's classroom while having fun playing in the park at North Mississippi.

WILD WINTER SURVIVAL W-F  December 26-28  8am-4pm

Develop your wilderness skills by learning to trek through snow on snowshoes, craft survival shelters, track animal signs and more. We'll explore outdoors, play games and make art. Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild winter world? Registration Fee $90.  Activity #87904

FROZEN PLANET  W-F  December 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.  Activity #93993

Day camp is based out of Kroening Interpretive Center. Every day please bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. Dress for the weather and a mess.

Special Events

  • Nature’s Black Friday Fun - Nov 23  11am-3pm   Ditch the mall crawl and opt outside this year! We’ll have naturalist programming and self-guided nature exploration activities. Hike the park, build a fort, go on a scavenger hunt, play games and more! Activities will be based out of Kroening Interpretive Center. FREE for All Ages. Activity #87899
  • Winter Solstice Celebration -  Friday Dec 21  5:30-7:30pm  Rejoice the coming of longer days with an evening of celestial fun. Make a luminary and enjoy the warm glow of a bonfire while sipping hot spiced cider! Learn why the amount of light changes throughout the year and which winter constellations to look for in the sky. Plus grab a winter phenology bingo card to play throughout the season. Get bingo and bring it back to the Nature Center for a prize!  All Ages. $5 – Kids under 13 free.  Activity #87900

Nature Nuts Play Group Wednesdays

Come with your little one to play and have fun in nature with other children and parents/guardians. During this four week series each day will be different, but will have nature themes involving plants, animals, and seasons. Enjoy the fall together! For kids up to age 5 with an adult. Registration Fee $16 (for 4 weeks of classes)

Nov 28 - Dec 19  10:45 - 11:45am   Activity #87896

 Jan 16 - Feb 6  10:45 - 11:45am   Activity #93925

Nature Programs

Bird Watching

Join us for a morning of bird watching! We’ll hike through prairie, woodland and along the river while keeping our eyes and ears open for our feathered friends. First Saturday Each Month. Binoculars provided.

  • Winter Birds - Dec 1   9-10:30am   Discover the winter bird cast of characters. Activity #87877
  • Winter Woodpeckers - Jan 5    4-5:30pm   Go on the lookout for the bright flashes of woodpeckers on the bare trees. Ages 8 & up. Activity #93949

Outdoor Exploration & Nature Art

  • Ginger-bird Houses - Dec 8 1:30-3pm   Invite birds into your backyard this winter by crafting an edible snack house for them. These feeders are a lovely decoration and a great food source for our bird friends that brave the cold.  $10 all supplies included. Kids under 13 free.  Activity #87891
  • Fur, Tracks and Scat - Dec 29  1-2:30pm
  • New Year Resolutions Hike - Jan 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!  Activity #93959
  • Sleep, Flee, Freeze  Dec 16  1:30-3pm    
  • Winter Arts & Animals - Jan 13  1-3pm   

Family Funday Sundays

  • Turkey Time -  Nov 25  1:30-3pm  Get ready for goofy gobbles as we discover more about turkeys! Play games and have fun investigating feathers, tail fans, snoods and feet to learn more about these big birds.  Activity#87880

Public programs are FREE for all ages

Unless otherwise noted. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult

Free Snowshoeing each Weekend

Beginning December 22*, get some wonderful exercise while recreating in nature by checking out a pair of snowshoes to explore the park! Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

Saturdays 11am-1pm  /  Sundays 1-3pm

*Depending on snow conditions: at least 6 inches of snow on the ground is needed

More Ways to Enjoy the Park

Stop by the front desk to check out binoculars, nature activity packs and nature guides.
Talk with a naturalist to meet and learn about our education animals.
Celebrate your birthday with us!

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:
9am - 4pm Tues & Thurs
10am - 4pm Wed, Fri & Sat
12pm - 4pm Sunday
Closed Monday


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

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