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Quarry Hill Nature Center – Rochester

Posted by on March 3, 2014
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You MUST Go To Quarry Hill Nature Center!


Quarry Hill Nature Center not only has a Fossilized Quarry to explore and dig in, but they have an ongoing fossil exhibit and a replica of Stan – the Tyrannosaurus Rex!

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And LIKE them on Facebook! will be having a kids’ activities table on fossils at the upcoming The Glacier Stops Here event at the Rochester Civic Center on March 21 & 22, 2014. I thought I had put a post up on Quarry Hill Nature Center already, but apparently I was waiting to get a picture of their quarry and never got around to it. Given that Quarry Hill has a Hatching the Past dinosaur egg exhibit, and a whole lot more, going on right now – no time like the present!

Kid’s Night with  the Dinosaurs!                                                 March  15, 6:00 – 8:30 pm       Join  us for a kids-only night at Quarry Hill! This night we will have some  egg-celent fun as we explore the new Hatching the Past exhibit.  The night will include a yummy snack &  craft, screening of the movie Ice Age:   Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG) and time exploring the new exhibit.   You won’t want to miss out on this special  night!        Pre-registration required. Grades K – 5.       Fee per child: $18/child; $15 members

Nature Toddlers, Special Edition class featuring entrance  to: Hatching  the Past, Dinosaur Eggs and Babies Wednesday, March 5 9:30 – 10:30       $8/pair, $6.50 members       Compare and touch dinosaur and chicken eggs       See  live baby chicks – talk about “caring for an animal family” Play  a dinosaur matching game         Dinosaur Storytime           …….And become a paleontologist as you explore the exhibit!

Given that it was over -20 last night with over 2′ of snow cover – we are talking March 3rd – these pictures were taken last summer.

A Pictorial Tour of Quarry Hill Nature Center


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Main Building

Main Building

entrance inside

Large Cephalopods in Entrance!

Large Cephalopods in Entrance!

fireplace better

Fossils to Touch!

Fossils to Touch!



Dinosaur Bones!

Dinosaur Bones!

mural and turkey



More than 300 Acres


Trails Galore to Explore!

Butterfly Gardens!

Butterfly Gardens!

purple cones

cu butterly garden

purple flowers

joe pye


Pond, Creeks & Restored Wetlands!

Pond & Creek!

Pond & Creek!

wild flowers and blue skies


pond prairie

pond prairie and blue skies 2

 Walking, Biking and Hiking Trails!


bike trails

woods hiking trail

woods trails

 Great Signage!

outside fireplace


cave sign

Climbing Wall!

Climbing Wall!

Fossil Hunting Quarry!

And why this post never made it up before?

No pictures of the quarry! Maybe this year – 😀

blue skies over the wetlands



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