Of all the free places for families in the Twin Cities, Tamarack Nature Center stands out as a fun, quirky, educational, creative and inspiring destination, all in one.
Tamarack Nature Center is located in White Bear Township, in the northeast metro area.
My kids have played here since they were little, as there’s a lot to climb, explore and experience.
Start with the nature center building, where you’ll find fish, turtles, snakes, frogs and salamanders. Plus pick up a free scavenger hunt!
Check out their schedule as they have many programs year-round. On select Saturday mornings, they have FREE Drop-In Discovery Stations where you can get up-close visits with live animals and enjoy other activities.