All programs are subject to weather conditions. Interested participants should contact Swiss Valley Nature Center at (563) 556-6745.

REMEMBER: Snowshoes and Park Packs are available at no cost.


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December 2018

Kids in Nature: Holiday Crafts

December 21 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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Bring the kids out to enjoy some hot cocoa and holiday themed crafts. We will have craft stations set up form 9:00am-11:00am. Participants must pre-register, call 563-556-6745.

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Winter Solstice Hike

December 21 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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Celebrate the winter solstice with an evening hike along the illuminated trails of Swiss Valley. Warm up around the campfire with a cup of hot cocoa. Free, no registration necessary.

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January 2019

Kids in Nature: Snow Fun

January 17, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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Bring the kiddos dressed to enjoy the winter weather! We will play in the snow and explore the wonderland that is Swiss Valley Nature Preserve. Free program. Call 563-556-6745 to register.  

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Bald Eagle Watch

January 19, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Grand River Center, 500 Bell St
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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This FREE family event celebrates the American Bald Eagle with live bird programs and children’s activities. Vendors will have wildlife art, books, nature items available for purchase. Shuttles will be running down to the Lock and Dam for Bald Eagle viewing. Free program. Get more info at www.audubondubuque.org  

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Winter Open House

January 21, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center, 13606 Swiss Valley Road
Peosta, IA 52068 United States
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Take advantage of no school this Martin Luther King Day in Dubuque by coming out to the nature center to enjoy the best of winter recreation at Swiss Valley Nature Center. We will have snowshoes, cross country skis and kick sleds available on a first come first serve basis. Warm up inside with some hot chocolate. Free program, no registration required.

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For more information please contact us at 563.556.6745 or like us on Facebook @Swiss Valley Nature Center!