We have regular and seasonal programming that are designed for kids! Join us for our Nature Camps each summer, Breakfast Nature Santa in the winter and more!
Looking for more programming? Check out our All Ages programs page.
Playful Polliwogs is Virtual for January and February!
Tuesdays from 10 a.m.
Nature Out of the Box - Polliwogs Edition
Explore nature fun! Specially crafted to inspire creativity and curiosity in explorers 2-5 years old and their adult guides. Your box includes the materials to do 4 weeks of Polliwogs for one child, helpful guides for the adults, and your first box includes a polliwogs mug, stainless steel bucket, and a hand lens!
Every Tuesday morning we meet on zoom where a naturalist reads a story and gives the adults some tips and tricks to help the child learn through nature play!
Online Registration Required. Click here to sign up!
Adults do not need to register.
Upcoming 2020 Dates:
- September 1st
- September 8th
- September 15th
- September 22nd
- September 29th
- October 6th
- October 13th
- October 20th
- October 27th
- November 3rd
- November 10th
- November 17th
- December 1st
- December 8th
- December 15th
Springbrook Coloring Pages
Thanks to naturalist Emily, we are able to provide you with fun coloring pages inspired by the places and things you might find on a trip to Springbrook. Enjoy!
We’d love to see your creations! If you choose to color any of these pages, please share them with us on the Springbrook Nature Center facebook page #ColoringSpringbrook.
Click on any of the pictures below to get a printable PDF.
COVID-19 Update: After careful consideration, Springbrook Nature Center has made the difficult decision to cancel 2020 summer day camps. We understand that this decision impacts many families in the community, and we appreciate your understanding. This decision was made based on guidance from the State of MN and CDC with the safety of campers and staff in mind.
Staff will be working on providing full refunds to those enrolled in camps. This process may take several weeks, so we appreciate your patience. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Director Mike Maher at Mike.Maher@FridleyMN.gov or 763-572-3588.
Everyone at Springbrook will miss our campers this summer, and we look forward to seeing you all again in the near future. Trails at the Nature Center remain open, and we hope to announce virtual/at-home programming soon. Thank you!
Nature Buddies ECFE
Mondays 1-2:30 p.m.
Engage your child's wonder and curiosity about nature in this 3-session series. Learn to guide your son or daughter in nature play through exciting hands-on learning experiences at the newly remodeled Springbrook Nature Center. Each session will highlight the natural world in a different season. Live animals, lessons by the naturalist and indoor/outdoor activities will enhance the learning each week. Please dress appropriately for the weather. During a portion of each class period, parents will meet with a family educator to discuss topics of interest. The class is designed for preschool children but younger children are also welcome.
Registration is required.
Class fee: $50 per session per child; scholarships are available.
NO sibling care is available.
Academic Year 2019-2020
Session 1: Signs of Autumn – Sept 16 - Oct 28
No class Oct 14 & Oct 21
Session 2: Signs of Winter – January 6 - February 10
Session 3: Signs of Spring – March 23 - April 20
Register with Spring Lake Park ECFE at 763-600-5900 or visit the Spring Lake Park program listing here.