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Westwood Hills Nature Center offers a wide variety of educational programs for all ages. Use the online registration button below to register for the following programs.

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animal tracksFamily programs

Family programs are for all ages, unless noted otherwise. Children ages two and over must pay and be accompanied by a paid adult unless otherwise stated.

  • Animal Tracks and Signs
  • Maple Syrup
  • Snowshoe Adventure (ages 6 and over)
  • Spring Break Scavenger Hunt
  • Walk the Lake
  • Winter Games (ages 2 and over)
  • Winter Stars Campfire
Puppet Story Time

Preschool programs

Puppet Story Time

Laugh out loud as the Westwood puppets tell a story in their animated comical style. Puppet Story Time is all ages; those 2 and over must pay and be accompanied by a paid adult.

Upcoming Puppet Story Time programs:

  • Maple Syrup – March
kids looking for tracksTuesday Turtles Preschool

The Tuesday Turtles Preschool program will explore and discover the world outside while on naturalist-led hikes. We'll listen to nature stories, create crafts, play games and laugh with our famous puppets. Tuesday Turtles is for ages 4 - 5 and is a drop-off program. 

  • Tuesday Turtles – February (4 dates)
  • Tuesday Turtles – March (4 dates)

snowshoeingHome school programs

Westwood Hills Nature Center is a great resource for home school science learning activities! We can customize our recreation and natural history programs to fit a variety of ages and learning needs. Call 952.924.2544 for more information about scheduling a visit for a small group or home school cooperative.

Home school programs are for ages 5 – 12; child(ren) must be accompanied by an adult. No charge for supervising adult.

Winter program topics could include:

  • Animal tracks and signs
  • Fire building
  • Life in the cold
  • Orienteering
  • Snowshoeing
  • Winter birds
  • Winter survival

owl in winterAdult programs

Adult programs are for those ages 18 and over. 

  • Nature Unnoticed – March