The Outdoor Center provides a unique setting for preschoolers to explore, play and learn through nature every day!
Children go on hikes, feed and care for the resident animals and expand their natural curiosity through hands-on activities. In addition to early literacy, math and science concepts, children build other important pre-kindergarten skills like sharing, taking turns and following directions.
Additional areas of focus include creative expression through art, music and movement, giving children a lot of opportunity to build coordination and motor skills. Children learn about letters, numbers, colors, shapes and more by exploring it all through nature!
The program is designed for schedule flexibility, so sign up for mornings only or for a full day of nature-based fun. Full-day rate represents a 10-percent discount. Select one, two or three days a week. Please pack a backpack with a snack and water bottle. Full-day participants bring a lunch and additional snack. This is an ongoing program throughout the school year, yet children are welcome to join at any time!
Please contact the Outdoor Center at 952-949-8479 to discuss prorating the fee or arranging an observation visit. This program is a part of the Passport to Fun fee assistance program for families who qualify.
View the online Parks and Recreation Brochure [PDF]