Fundraising is underway to renovate the interpretive building at Mosquito Hill Nature Center. Inside, nearly 2,200 square feet of exhibit space shows the wear and tear of well loved, yet aging displays. Each year an average of 15,000-20,000 visitors visit the center for field trips, public programs, and family events. This number, along with the center's impact on the community, has tremendous potential to grow. Refreshed exhibits could transform the nature center into a regional destination and an inclusive learning environment for families and school groups.
Design and Interpretive Approach
No interpretive exhibit can replicate a hike through the natural beauty of the nature center grounds. But imagine a hike that offers a different perspective of the natural world - atop a towering glacier, through the eyes of a hungry walleye, entangled amid a thick web of prairie roots. Imagine peeling back the layers of each habitat, rewarding the curious with nuggets of discovery. Imagine an open and airy learning space for all ages - a space once constrained by walls and doorways - that weaves our story along a winding path of natural forces and human impact on the ecosystem.
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Big Room, Before & After (Proposed)
join us in the climb
Your support can make this new concept possible. A contribution to the Friends of Mosquito Hill Nature Center (FOMH), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, can spark imaginative minds through hands-on discovery, multi-sensory learning, and creative play. With your contribution, we can sow the seeds for a newfound and deeper appreciation of the natural world. Please contact the nature center for more information or click here for a donation form.
Exhibit design courtesy of Split Rock Studios, St. Paul, MN.