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

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. 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: Nature Story Time Hike

April 4, 2015

Bring out the little ones as a book about trees is read: A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry. Free.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Leave No Child Inside: School Break Come and Play!

April 7, 2015 – April 10, 2015

Enjoy outdoor activities at Pringle Nature Center with a different theme each day. Come and leave when you like. $5.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Beginning Geocaching

April 11, 2015

Geocaching is a sport where people use their GPS’s to play hide and seek with cache’s, sometimes filled with treasure. $5 general public.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Science Saturday: Mystery Mixtures

April 11, 2015

Children in 6th to 9th grade join us for fun experiments and use their detective skills to figure out what is in their Mystery Mixture. $8 general public.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Invasive Species Workday

2015 Dates: April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, and August 22

Help us to continue to restore our Oak Savanna and Prairie areas. We will be cutting down buckthorn, multi-flora rose, and other invasive plants. There is no cost to volunteer.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Nature Story Time Hike

May 2, 2015

Bring out the little ones as a book about how water is needed is read: Water by Frank Asch. Free.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Plant Exchange

May 9, 2015

Have plants that you must prune or cull? How about trading your excess with others? Free.

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: Leave No Child Inside: Batty About Bats!

May 30, 2015

Come learn about the wonderful world of bats – how they use echolocation and how bats eat insects and not people! For ages 4 and up.

Pringle Nature Center Event: Nature Story Time Hike

June 6, 2015

Follow the red canoe as it journeys down river carrying the family on a camping tour. The book Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe by Vera B. Williams will be read. Free.