MPRB Events at Kroening Interpretive Center
Programs are based out of the Kroening Interpretive Center at 4900 Mississippi Court Minneapolis. For more information call or email the center staff at 612-370-4844 or email@example.com. The center is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am-4 pm, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am-4 pm and Sunday from 12-4 pm. Register for events at https://www.minneapolisparks.org/activities__events/.
Nature Nuts Play Group: Wednesdays, Jan-March, 10:45-11:45 am. 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. This is an Adult/Child interactive program. Registration fee, $16. Weather is always changing, wear clothes and shoes for playing outside.
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.
Family Funday: Winter Arts & Animals: Sunday, Jan 13, 1-3 pm. Come learn about the neighborhood native species. Meet some MN animals up-close, then let nature inspire your creation of winter themed artwork to take home. Free for all ages.
Homeschool Day: Clues from Nature: Thursday, Jan 17, 1-3 pm. 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.
Nature Art: Candle Making: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2-3 pm. 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.
School Release Day: Winter Fun & Games: Friday, Jan. 25, 8 am-4 pm. 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. There will also be Ice cube boat races. Registration fee: $25; Ages: 6-12. Day camp will be based out of Kroening Interpretive Center. Every day please: bring a lunch/snack, and dress for a mess and outdoor adventure, (winter coat, boots, snow pants, hat and gloves).
Outdoors: Winter Survival Challenge: Saturday, Jan 26, 1-3 pm. 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 for all ages.