Leprechaun Antics at Carl Kroenic Interpretive Center and at Home

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On Sunday, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. your family can walk the trails and visit exhibits to discover the tricks the leprechauns have played on the nature center at Carl Kroening Interpretive Center. Everyone goes home with a lucky Mississippi River Rock! Drop in anytime. If you are looking for some more leprechaun fun [...]

Free Family Fun At Three Rivers Parks This Weekend

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Deer Watch Eastman Nature Center 13351 Elm Creek Road Dayton, MN 55369 Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. You and your family can watch for deer in the nature center’s wildlife area and observe the subtle and not-so-subtle behaviors deer use to communicate to each other. While you are there, touch and look at deer [...]

The Loop for the Weekend of January 26-27, 2013

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Max and Ruby Storytime at the Red Balloon Bookshop Saturday, Jan 26, 2013, 10:30 am (Recommended for ages 18 months and up*) It’s a very special storytime for the famous bunny duo, Max and Ruby! Join Red Balloon and have fun with songs, finger plays, rhymes, and stories … with help from Max himself! Don’t [...]

Free Family-Friendly Labor Day Weekend Activities at the Three Rivers Parks

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The Three Rivers Parks District is offering several free, family-friendly activities this weekend.  If you are looking for some end-of-summer fun with your family you might try one of these activities.  All of these programs are free, but  donations for the Wonder Fund to create opportunities for school groups and youth with financial need to experience [...]

Free Family Fun Day at Carl Kroenig Interpretive Center: Pond Critters – Sunday and Monday

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This week, Free Family Fun Day at Carl Kroenig Interpretive Center will be Sunday and Monday and takes a look at Pond Critters.  Your family can search for baby insects and tadpoles in the pond and look at pond creatures close up. Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  If you want a [...]

Sunday Free Family Fundays: Things with Wings

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On Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Carl Kroening Interpretive Center will host its weekly Free Family Funday.  This week is about Things with Wings.  How many wings does a beetle have? Can birds fly backwards? What do bats eat? How fast can a dragonfly fly? Learn about all sorts of animals that use [...]

Free Family Fun Day at Carl Kroenig Interpretive Center: Herons

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Sunday is Free Family Fun Day at North Mississippi Regional Park’s Carl Kroenig Interpretive Center, and this week is all about Herons.  Your family can learn about Skeows and Swamp Pumpers and which herons live in Minnesota?  Learn about the lives of this unique family of birds. Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. [...]

Free Family Fun Day: April Ants in Your Pants? — Sunday at North Mississippi Regional Park

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North Mississippi Regional Parkwill host Free Family Fun Day: April Ants in Your Pants? on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Are you getting antsy to get out of the house? The ants of Minnesota are, and soon they’ll be busy at work for the season! From your kitchen floor to sidewalks, ants are [...]

Free Family Fun Day: Bird Eggs – Sunday

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Want to go on a real Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday?  North Mississippi Regional Park is offering Free Family Fun Day: Bird Eggs.  See samples of bird eggs close up. Learn why eggs are different shapes and colors. Try to find hidden “eggs.” Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Learn more [...]

Free Family Fun Day: April Fool’s Camouflage Challenge

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Free Family Fun Day at North Mississippi Regional Park is April Fool’s Camouflage Challenge this week.  Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to Discover the secrets of camouflage and try your skills on our comedy camouflage trail!  The Minnesota DNR’s Young Naturalists site has an article to go with this theme. I’ve [...]

Free Family Fundays: Lunch with the Animals — Sunday

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On Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., North Mississippi Regional Park will host Free Family Fundays: Lunch with the Animals.  Have lunch with the animals. Learn what a snake, a fish, a turtle or a hawk might eat for lunch. There will be live animals and handouts. Drop in anytime.  If you want to bring [...]

Free Family Fun Day: March Madness – World Games

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This week at North Mississippi Regional Park’s Free Family Fun Day celebrate March Madness with World Games.  On Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. March Madness is here. Expand your gaming horizons and try playing games from around the world. From Peteca, a traditional game played in Brazil, to Simbii from Kenya, to games of [...]

Free Family Funday: Leap Year Lopper

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North Mississippi Regional Park will host Free Family Funday: Leap Year Lopper on Sunday between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Over half of the world’s rabbit population lives in North America (I’d venture to guess half of them live in my back yard), so celebrate the rabbit AND leap year by hopping over and spending [...]

Free Family Funday at North Mississippi Regional Park: Tales of Scales

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North Mississippi Regional Park wants you to drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19th to learn about animals with scales.  They swim, slide and slither, but are they slimy? Meet live animals covered with scales and find out.  If you want to learn more check out this Young Naturalists [...]

Free Family Funday Animal Valentines at North Mississippi Regional Park

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Drop in to North Mississippi Regional Park anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday for Free Family Funday: Animal Valentines. Discover how animals find their mate and play a match-up game. Make valentines for the nature center animals.   If your kids find this interesting, you can also learn about more animals from the [...]

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