How to Know a Whale – Family Program

Jay C Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st St NE, Austin, MN 55912, USA

Felicia Cooper makes puppet shows for children through the Bell Museum.  Her work uses found objects, simple machines, and hand cut shadow puppets to share curiosity and joy in the act of asking questions with an audience.  This performance will focus on themes that include ocean ecology, loneliness, creative problem solving, and bravery. This piece […]

JCHNC Senior Special – Below the Underneath

Jay C Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st St NE, Austin, MN 55912, USA

Nature Lovers age 55 and older are invited to join them for FREE coffee or tea and a cookie, a program or concert, and on optional opportunity to take a 45-60 minute guided tour of the Nature Center trails on one of our two access vehicles.

Canoe/Kayak Rentals Begin

Jay C Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st St NE, Austin, MN 55912, USA

For use on Dobbins Creek to East Side Lake, or on our pond. Rentals available daily from Monday through Saturday; 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (all boats must be returned by 4:30 p.m.) No rentals on city holidays. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Life jackets, paddles, and canoe/kayak rollers are provided. Fee: $10 for single kayak, $15 for canoe […]

Event Series Naturalist Nature Walk

Naturalist Nature Walk

Jay C Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st St NE, Austin, MN 55912, USA

Free Event!  Join one of our Naturalists on a 45 minute hike on one of our trails. These hikes will focus on what is happening in nature at the time of the hike. Naturalists will point out important flowers, trees, and/or animals. They may also sprinkle in a little history and facts about the Nature […]

Event Series Naturalist Nature Walk

Naturalist Nature Walk

Jay C Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st St NE, Austin, MN 55912, USA

Free Event!  Join one of our Naturalists on a 45 minute hike on one of our trails. These hikes will focus on what is happening in nature at the time of the hike. Naturalists will point out important flowers, trees, and/or animals. They may also sprinkle in a little history and facts about the Nature […]

Event Series Audubon Bird Hikes

Audubon Bird Hikes

Jay C Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st St NE, Austin, MN 55912, USA

Interpretive Center - Free Open to the Public Tuesday, April 30; 6:30 pm         Thursday, May 2; 6:30 am Tuesday, May 7; 6:30 pm              Thursday, May 9; 6:30 am Tuesday, May 14; 6:30 pm            Thursday, May 16; 6:30 am  ​ Hike with […]

Event Series Audubon Bird Hikes

Audubon Bird Hikes

Jay C Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st St NE, Austin, MN 55912, USA

Interpretive Center - Free Open to the Public Tuesday, April 30; 6:30 pm         Thursday, May 2; 6:30 am Tuesday, May 7; 6:30 pm              Thursday, May 9; 6:30 am Tuesday, May 14; 6:30 pm            Thursday, May 16; 6:30 am  ​ Hike with […]

Event Series Audubon Bird Hikes

Audubon Bird Hikes

Jay C Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st St NE, Austin, MN 55912, USA

Interpretive Center - Free Open to the Public Tuesday, April 30; 6:30 pm         Thursday, May 2; 6:30 am Tuesday, May 7; 6:30 pm              Thursday, May 9; 6:30 am Tuesday, May 14; 6:30 pm            Thursday, May 16; 6:30 am  ​ Hike with […]

Event Series Audubon Bird Hikes

Audubon Bird Hikes

Jay C Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st St NE, Austin, MN 55912, USA

Interpretive Center - Free Open to the Public Tuesday, April 30; 6:30 pm         Thursday, May 2; 6:30 am Tuesday, May 7; 6:30 pm              Thursday, May 9; 6:30 am Tuesday, May 14; 6:30 pm            Thursday, May 16; 6:30 am  ​ Hike with […]

“May the 4th Be With You” Planetarium Open House

Jay C Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st St NE, Austin, MN 55912, USA

The Nature Center will be holding a free open house planetarium event.  This event will focus on a 15 minute presentation on some of the following; planets, stars, or constellations.. This event fills up fast! It is first come, first served. Tickets will be handed out for a specific time slot. Max capacity of the […]

Event Series Audubon Bird Hikes

Audubon Bird Hikes

Jay C Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st St NE, Austin, MN 55912, USA

Interpretive Center - Free Open to the Public Tuesday, April 30; 6:30 pm         Thursday, May 2; 6:30 am Tuesday, May 7; 6:30 pm              Thursday, May 9; 6:30 am Tuesday, May 14; 6:30 pm            Thursday, May 16; 6:30 am  ​ Hike with […]

Event Series Audubon Bird Hikes

Audubon Bird Hikes

Jay C Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st St NE, Austin, MN 55912, USA

Interpretive Center - Free Open to the Public Tuesday, April 30; 6:30 pm         Thursday, May 2; 6:30 am Tuesday, May 7; 6:30 pm              Thursday, May 9; 6:30 am Tuesday, May 14; 6:30 pm            Thursday, May 16; 6:30 am  ​ Hike with […]