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The Park Board Invites You to Find Time for Nature this Summer

Outdoor & Nature Programming at North Mississippi Regional Park


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Special Events & Nature Art

  • Dragonfly Snag & Spy EVENT  11am-3pm Aug 10thCelebrate the wonders of dragonflies through art, activities and games. Participate in monitoring efforts by trying your hand at catching real dragonflies in the air! All Ages.  Activity #91943
  • Nature Art: Sun Catchers  3-4pm Aug 17thAdd a touch of nature to your home by catching its beauty in a sunbeam. Use your creativity to make a unique window display to take home. All Ages.  Activity #96537
  • Field Day  Bug Hunt 1-3pm Aug 22nd: Explore bug life! Identify insects versus other creepy crawlies, then test your skills by searching for insects and catching them in the park with a naturalist. Registration Fee $5.  Ages 5-13.  Activity #96485

Bird Watching

Hike through prairie, woodland and along the river with a naturalist while keeping eyes and ears open for our feathered friends. Binoculars provided.

  • Summer Visitors  8:30-10am Aug 3rd: search for our summertime birds before they fly off this season.  Ages 8 & up. Activity #91942
  • Summertime Songbird Series  8-9:30am Aug 7th-21st: develop your bird watching skills while looking for summer birds with a naturalist. All experience levels are welcome. $30  Ages 18+.  Activity #96836

Nature Play Group & Family Funday

  • Come with your little one to play and have fun in nature with other children and parents/guardians. For kids up to age 5 with an adult. Registration Fee $16 (for 4 weeks of classes). Aug 7th - Aug 28th  10:15 - 11:15am  Activity #91951
  • Ugh-A-Bug  1-3pm Aug 18th: Go on a bug hunt outside with a naturalist, create insect art and meet the Madagascar hissing cockroaches. All Ages. Activity #91946

Nature Hikes & Outdoor Exploration

  • Trail Trekkers Inclusive Hikes 10-11am Aug 3rd: Spend the morning walkin’ or a rollin’ on park paths with a naturalist guide in search of nature’s treasures during this program for adults with developmental disabilities. Ages 18+. Activity #97192
  • Family Trail Trekkers Inclusive Hikes 11:15-12:15pm Aug 3rd: During this program for families that have children with disabilities, use different tools like binoculars and magnifying glasses to examine high up in the trees or down low under logs. All ages. Activity #97189
  • Prairie Blooms Tour Series  10-11:30am Aug 6th-20th: Watch the shifting colors of blooms in our restored prairie and discover the adaptations prairie species have developed to be successful in this diverse grassland ecosystem. $15  Ages 18+.  Activity #96830
  • Sense in the Season Hike 5-6pm Aug 16th: After the hustle and bustle of the week, take a peaceful walk through the park to realign your senses with nature.  All ages. Activity #96943
  • Beneficial Botany 3-4:30pm Aug 24th: Learn about how people have benefited from the unique properties of plants. Hike with a naturalist to find out how to identify the beneficial plants in your community. Ages 8+. Activity #97111
  • Urban Wildlife Hike 10-11am Aug 31st: You don't have to leave the city to see wildlife - explore the park with a naturalist to learn more about the critters living alongside us every day. All ages. Activity #91965

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult

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Sign up your 6-12 year olds for a summer outside with week long, naturalist-led camps. Explore outdoors, get messy and learn by doing! Spend summer days playing in neighborhood nature at North Mississippi Park. Full and half days available.

Nature Engineering July 29–Aug 2  Activity #91975  AM #91976  PM #91977

Insect-o-pia Aug 5-9 Activity #91972  AM #91973  PM #91974

Underground Explorers Aug 12–16 Activity #91995  AM #91996  PM #91997

River Romp Aug 19–23  Activity #91988  AM #91989  PM #91990

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- 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.

Contact Information:

Kroening Interpretive Center at North Mississippi Regional Park

4900 Mississippi Court, Minneapolis, MN 55430

Phone: 612-370-4844


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