All Ages Programs

At Springbrook Nature Center, there is something for everyone! We have regular programming that is great for adults, kids and families. No experience is needed for any of our programs - we'll teach you everything you need to know!

  1. SnowShoe REntal
  2. Lantern Light Hike
  3. Outdoor Adventures
  4. Friday Night by Firelight
  5. Animal Feedings 
  6. Bird Banding
  7. Photo Club

Snowshoe Rental 

Snowshoes are available to rent at Springbrook through RESERVATION ONLY.  Please call the nature center to reserve your pair.

What you need to know:

  • Rental fee is $5 per pair of snowshoes, payment is credit card only over the phone.
  • There are a limited number of snowshoes available each day (to allow staff time to sanitize snowshoes)
  • Three inches of base snow are required for snowshoe rental
  • Snowshoe rental times are 11 am - 4 pm.  All snowshoes must be returned to the building by 4 pm.
  • Snowshoes may ONLY be used ONSITE.

Rental Procedure:

  1. Call the nature center to reserve your pair of snowshoes and pay over the phone.
  2. Fill out the google form, which outlines our liability waiver and COVID contract tracing information.
  3. When you arrive at the nature center, call the mainline (763-572-3588) to let a staff person know you are here.
  4. Meet a staff person on the back patio of the building to get your snowshoes (this will be where you return your snowshoes when you are finished as well).
  5. Use either the video, or the instructions sheet to reference how to put on your snowshoes, where you can hike, and other tips and tricks.
  6. When you are finished, bring your snowshoes back to the patio, put them in the plastic tote next to the door, and let the staff know (call the main line at 763-572-3588) you have returned your snowshoes.

How To Put On (& Remove) Your Snowshoes

You will have access to a laminated copy of pictorial instruction of how to put on and take off your snowshoes.  If you would like to learn ahead of time, please take a look at the images below.

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