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  • Pringle Nature Center
  • Pringle Nature Center
  • Pringle Nature Center

Pringle Nature Center

(262) 857-8008


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

Take Hwy. C west to Hwy. MB, south to entrance. 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. Located in a Kenosha County park - Bristol Woods.

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.

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

February 28, 2015

Come learn about the night sky and the seasons in our inflatable StarLab Planetarium. General public: $6.00; please register by February 27.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Owl Prowl

March 6, 2015

Owls are amazing creatures! Join a naturalist to learn about the Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, and Eastern Screech Owl then head out on to the trails to call them to see if they’ll call back.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Nature Story Time Hike

March 7, 2015

Join Pringle as a story is read about a Native American legend of how humans might have discovered the sweet juice that North Americans have processed into maple syrup for hundreds of years (Maple Moon by Connie Brummel Crook). This is a free event.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Vernal Equinox Hike

March 20, 2015

Join a talk about the night time and how the equinox is celebrated. General public: $5.00; please register by March 19.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Mother’s Day Ephemeral Brunch and Spring Wildflower Hike

May 10, 2015

Bring out the mom in your life to celebrate her day. A light brunch will be served. Guided hikes will be on the hour.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Dad & Me Father’s Day and Summer Solstice Celebration

June 21, 2015

Join us for night activities with your favorite dad in your life. We’ll also celebrate the beginning of summertime! $5 general public. Please RSVP by June 19.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Leave No Child Inside: Frogs and Toads, Oh My!

July 11, 2015

Come out to learn all about the world of frogs and toads, what makes them special.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Perseids Meteor Shower Viewing

August 14, 2015

The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. Join us for a short, informal talk about the Perseids.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Leave No Child Inside: Come & Explore!

August 30, 2015

Come and explore Pringle and Bristol Woods as summer draws to a close.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Fall Fun Fest and International Migratory Bird Day Celebration

September 19, 2015

Come celebrate fall at Pringle! There will be hayrides, kid’s crafts, food, green vendors and more! Free admission; prices vary with activity.