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Pringle Nature Center

(262) 857-8008

Hours:

Building open Tues.-Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and during special events.

Take Hwy. C west to Hwy. MB, south to entrance. Located in a Kenosha County park - Bristol Woods. Various free ongoing nature programs, exhibits, books and interactive learning stations. Outside, hike on wood chip trails through Bristol Woods upland forest — a majestic oak community.

Cross country skiing and snow shoeing on all trails. Snowshoes available for rent.

There are items people can borrow or rent at the center, including:

  • GPS Units – Our GPS units are pre-programmed with the Geocaches located in the park. GPS units can be rented for $5.00/unit. Driver’s license or ID is needed for rental.
  • Explorer Backpack – These family friendly backpacks provide the tools necessary to facilitate fun exploration of Bristol Woods. Backpacks can be rented for $5.00/pack. Driver’s license or ID is needed for rental.
  • Guidebooks and Binoculars – While out on your hike, you can borrow guidebooks and binoculars at no charge. Driver’s license or ID is needed for borrowing.
  • Snowshoes – Pringle rents snowshoes when there is at least 4 inches of snow on the ground, Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday, noon to 3:00 pm, for use in the park. Get a great workout for a low cost -- rentals are just $5 per pair! (Please note: driver’s license or ID is needed for rental.) 

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Pringle Nature Center Event: Candlelight Snowshoe Valentine’s Hike

February 13, 2016

Enjoy the winter wonderland at night with loved ones while snowshoeing on a candlelit trail.

Pringle Nature Center Nature Story Time: The Mitten by Jan Brett

February 18, 2016

Enjoy a story about a dropped mitten that becomes a shelter for woodland animals. For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult. Free.

Pringle Nature Center Leave No Child Inside: Sky is the Limit

February 27, 2016

Come learn about the night sky and the seasons in Pringle’s inflatable StarLab Planetarium. General public: $6.00. Registration deadline: Friday, February 26th.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Owl Prowl

March 4, 2016

Join a naturalist and see how amazing our feathered friends are and call them to see if they’ll call back.

Pringle Nature Center Nature Story Time Hike: Flute's Journey by Lynne Cherry

March 5, 2016

This is the story of a wood thrush’s first year and his arduous first migration. After the story, there will be a guided hike with activities tied to the story. Free.

Pringle Nature Center Nature Story Time: Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

March 17, 2016

Different animals and birds find their way into Bear's cave to warm up, but Bear just snores on! Ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult. Free.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Vernal Equinox Hike

March 19, 2016

Enjoy a talk about the night time and how the equinox is celebrated. General public: $5.00. Registration deadline: Friday, March 18th.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Egg Drop, Roll, & Dye

March 26, 2016

Make a parachute so your egg can land safely, naturally dye eggs, and roll them down the hill. Come and leave when you like. General public: $8.00.

Pringle Nature Center Leave No Child Inside: Come and Explore

March 29, 2016 – April 1, 2016

Don’t stay cooped up during Spring Break! A different theme each day. Come and leave when you like. Free.

 

Nature Story Time Hike

April 2, 2016

Join Pringle for a classic Dr. Seuss story on the environment (The Lorax). After the story, there will be a guided hike with activities tied to the story. Free.