Its Only Natural
The Conservation Education Center at Marr Park in Washington County
The Conservation Education Center is now open!
Tinnes Exhibit Hall: You and your family will enjoy exploring the interactive exhibits in this room. Get a glimpse of the underwater world through the exhibit's 180-gallon aquarium with native fish.
Steinbeck Conference Hall: A cathedral ceiling and panoramic view enhance this large meeting room. A small, attached kitchen allows for catered meals. The room seats 144 with tables and 200 with chairs.
Nicola Library: Find answers to your nature questions from species identification to backyard habitat design. A large handcrafted oak table seats 15 for your small meeting needs.
Dallmeyer Laboratory: Used for educational programs, the lab provides space for water study and craft activities.
Federation Bank Observation Deck: Take a break and enjoy the relaxing view overlooking Thomas Marr Lake.
River Products Company Outdoor Classroom: Watch for butterflies and birds in this native landscape of prairie and trees. Gather ideas to create your own backyard habitat.
Conservation Board Office: In this centralized location, you can reach all Board staff, reserve facilities, and schedule programs.
Reservations are taken for the calendar year beginning October 1 of the previous year. The fees are as follows:
For each of these categories, the returnable deposit is equal to the rental fee.
The following policy applies:
The Center is an alcohol and smoke free environment. During scheduled open hours, the building itself, except for rented rooms, will remain open to the public.