Dodge Nature Center is not licensed to take injured animals. If you have a wild animal that has been injured please contact the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota at 651.486.9453.
For the health and safety of the animals that currently live at the nature center , Dodge does not accept donations of live animals.
Dodge Nature Center happily accepts a variety of donations. Please visit the donation page to learn more.
Dodge Nature Center relies on in-kind donations for animal care, office supplies, program supplies, tools, vehicles, lawn care and more. Gifts of taxidermy need to be reviewed by staff before they can be accepted. If you would like to make a donation of goods, please contact the development office at 651-789-5201 or email [email protected]
Dodge Nature Center’s trails are free and open to the public from sunrise to sunset every day. No dogs or bikes are allowed on the trails for the safety of the animals that live at the nature center as well as the children who explore the grounds.
Yes, if your group has less than 7 people you are welcome to explore the grounds. All pre-arranged or organized groups of 7 or more people (including children) must call in advance to request permission for use of outdoor facilities and spaces. Certain fees may apply. Please call 651-455-4531 to schedule your visit. Dodge Nature Center is a carry-in, carry-out facility. Please keep the grounds clean and free of debris by taking with you what you brought.
If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or event at Dodge please see the rentals page.