Fridley's Springbrook Nature Center Celebrates Expansion of Interpretive Center

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July 28, 2016 12:16 PM

Community members are invited to attend a grand opening celebration at the Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley.

The city is celebrating the renovation and expansion of the nature center’s Interpretive Center, which is part of the Sanctuary Protection and Renewal into the Next Generation Project, or SPRING Project.


The 13,000-square-foot interpretive center and banquet hall will be used for special events and celebrations, environmental education and new programming. Planned exhibits include a crawl-through prairie soil exhibit, an interactive tree exhibit and one with live animals.

New features at the center also include a nature-themed puppet theater and an interactive touchscreen kiosk about the 1986 tornado that changed the Springbrook landscape.

The SPRING Project began more than a decade ago. Future projects include a community amphitheater and a nature-based play space, which are expected to open next summer.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Interpretive Center will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday. The event includes the ceremony, free ice cream, live music, self-guided tours and naturalist-guided tours.

Learn more about the SPRING Project here.


Jennie Lissarrague

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