Adult Programs

Photo Club
7-9 pm, once a month

Enjoy nature photography?
Photographers of all levels and ages welcome to attend this free program!

Discuss photos, new equipment, gear, photography issues, and possible upcoming photography opportunities.

Each meeting has an “assignment”, or topic of focus given for the next month’s meeting. Participants are welcome to bring a thumb drive with 5-10 pictures they have taken, usually based on the assignment but not required to be.  The pictures are projected on a large screen and discussed. Monthly assignments vary, topic examples include: depth of field, photography issues, “frozen, ” “spring”, or “water”. There is a bias toward nature in our subjects, but other picture subjects are welcome as well.

Meeting generally take place on the forth Thursday of each month, at 7 PM at Springbrook Nature Center.

Upcoming Dates:

June 28, 2018

July 26, 2018
August 23, 2018
September 27, 2018
October 25, 2018
December 6, 2018

Wednesday Wildlife Walk

One Wednesday a month, 9 am-10 am
Meet at front of Springbrook Nature Center

First chickadee singing? First wild geranium blooming? Last oak leaves falling?
What is Springbrook's wildlife up to this season?  

Join a Springbrook naturalist for a morning stroll around the park.  Discover what is happening in nature during the current season and notice changes in the animals, plants, and fungi. Borrow a pair of our binoculars or bring your own. Cameras and notebooks are also welcome!

Distance and time spent on the trail will be tailored to program participants. Stay to socialize after the program with coffee or tea at the bird feeders.   

This is a free program, open to all ages. Donations are welcome.

*The walk will go rain or shine. Cancellations due to hazardous weather will be posted on the website calendar and our Facebook page.

Upcoming Dates:
September 5, 2018
October 3, 2018
November 7, 2018
December 5, 2018

Chicks in the Sticks

$5 per class, per person
$5 snowshoe rental
Minimum of 12 participants required to run each program.

It's time for a little adventure with your favorite women.  Join the naturalist staff at Springbrook for classes developed just for women.  Each program will include a relaxing campfire and refreshments.  Pre-registration is required for these programs. Please call the nature center to reserve your spot.

1/26/18  Snowshoe Hike* 6-8 pm
3/9/18 Snowshoe Hike* 6-8 pm

*(3 inches of snow required for use of snowhoes, if there is not sufficient snow, we will hike the park instead)

Discovery Dinner Series

Springbrook Discovery Dinners pair lively educational programs with a catered meal for the perfect night out.  Leave the kids at home and enjoy the night with friends or a date.  Registration is required and space is limited.  Call Springbrook at 763-572-3588 to sign up or for more details.  


Saturday, February 17, 2018 - The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

Please register by Monday, February 12, 2018.

Program begins at 5:30 pm

Tami Vogel, Communications Director at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (WRC), will present on the center’s work with more than 185 different species. WRC is one of the oldest and busiest wildlife hospitals in the nation, treating nearly 13,000 wild animals in 2017. In addition to the medical care they provide to wildlife, the center’s medical staff educates vet students from all over the world with the goal of creating a network of professional trained veterinarians who can treat injured wildlife.

Fee: $25 per person or $22.50 per person when purchasing multiples.  


Discovery Dinner Special Edition: Paint & Sup with Laurel Sundberg

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 5:30-8:30 pm

Join artist and naturalist Laurel Sundberg for an evening of painting, socializing, food, and fun at Springbrook Nature Center. Learn from Laurel’s artistic expertise as she guides us through painting a songbird. We'll explore color in depth and use time-honored artist's methods to create a unique painting that is yours to keep at the end of the evening. Light dinner offerings will be available throughout the program. Please wear clothing you can get paint on, or bring an apron. Learn more about Laurel and her art at

Fee: $35 per person (Includes all painting supplies and refreshments) 

Registration ends Friday, March 9 at 5:00 pm.

Reservations and tickets available by phone: (763) 572-3588