- Springbrook Nature Center
- Programs & Events
- Youth Programs
We have regular and seasonal programming that are designed for kids!
Looking for more programming? Check out our All Ages programs page.
Preschool Nature Club
Bring your 4 & 5-year-olds to our half-day nature club where we will play in the creek, search for bugs, and run in the woods.
Children must be completely bathroom independent to attend.
10 week sessions run from 10am - 12 on Thursdays
- Fall Session: Currently Running!
- Winter Session: January 12th - March 16th
- Spring Session: March 23rd- May25th
$125 / child per session. Winter and Spring session registration is open!
Read the full parent handbook here
Registration is Required. Use the Register Online button at the top of the page to register.
Welcome to Playful Polliwogs
Welcome to Playful Polliwogs! Join us the last Tuesday of every month for this parent-child class at the Springbrook Nature Center Pavilion. We'll learn through nature play in the 60 minute class. Maybe we'll make some tree faces or pretend to build an owl nest! You never know what is in store!
$5 per child, adults do not need to register. Each child must be accompanied by one adult. Registration is Preferred but drop-ins are allowed.
Upcoming 2023 Dates:
- January 31st - Snow Fun!
- February 28th - Winter Animals
- March 28th - Maple Syrup
- April 25th - Signs of Spring
- May 30th - Green Thumbs
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.
Anoka County 4-H at Springbrook Nature Center
This workshop is targeted for youth in grades 3-9 but all are welcome.
Each month, join Theresa Brostrom for 4-H fun and learning at Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley. Every session we will get out on the trails at Springbrook and explore!
August 6 - Drains
Have you ever wondered where the water goes? Come find out how our drains are connected to the environment's health. We will be exploring what happens when humans interact with their environment and how our changes impact the world we live in. We will be learning about the adopt-a-drain program, so know your address to find out where there are drains near you.
The Springbrook Nature Center is a 127-acre park and nature reserve located in Fridley, Minnesota. Springbrook features an interpretive building, over three miles of hiking trails through wooded and wetland areas, and various public shelters if you want to plan a family picnic for after the 4-H outing. If you have more questions about the monthly topic, contact Theresa! Roll up your sleeves and we hope to see you there!