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Come and explore! Cascade Meadow Science Center is open to the public Tuesday though Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The building may also be open on other days for special events and programs. For details on upcoming events please visit our Events page.

We welcome you to come and explore!

We are open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We’re also open for special events including educational presentations, workshops, and activities. Check our CALENDAR of EVENTS for details.

Check out each of the links on the left to learn about our our 13 interactive exhibits focusing on water, energy, and wetlands and the trails we’ve created to introduce you to our sustainable building, storm water management practices, and our renewable energy systems. Come and explore our “green” and innovative features.

We also invite teachers to check out the Education link! There are many possibilities to enhance your curriculum with a field trip to Cascade Meadow!

An engaging wetland trail system is open to the public, and we add to our exhibits periodically, so be sure to come back often!

NoDogs Although we love our furry best friends, we must ask that you leave your dog at home.  This will protect the waters of Cascade Creek, protect the growing wildlife population in our wetlands, and ensure that all visitors can have close encounters with beautiful and fascinating plants and wildlife. Thank you for your cooperation.

Map & Directions

We are located at 2900 19th Street Northwest in Rochester.

Cascade Meadow

Directions to Cascade Meadow:

From the North, travel south on US-52 to 19th St. N.W./Elton Hills Dr. N.W. Take exit 56C from US-52 S. Turn right onto 19th St. N.W./Elton Hills Dr. N.W. Continue to follow 19th St. N.W. and Cascade Meadow will be on the left.

From the South, travel north on US-52 to 19th St. N.W./Elton Hills Dr. N.W. Take exit 56C from US-52 S. Turn left onto 19th St. N.W./Elton Hills Dr. N.W. Continue to follow 19th St. N.W. and Cascade Meadow will be on the left.

From the West, take Hwy 14 US-14 E, turn left onto 60th Ave. N.W., turn right onto 19th St. N.W. and Cascade Meadow will be on the right.

Parking:

Parking is free at Cascade Meadow. There are 45 spots adjacent to the building and overflow parking is available on the street and the far end of Lourdes Catholic High School (closest to Cascade Meadow).

The Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

There’s a lot to see in our building, so drop by or contact us by phone or e-mail.

2900 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
507-252-8133
swalker@smumn.edu