ROCHESTER, Minn. --
After five years of planning and seven weeks of remodeling, Quarry Hill Nature Center's exploration hall re-opened with newly installed exhibits.
The exhibits include a freshwater aquarium, and investigation station, a geology hall, and a bur oak tree. The exploration hall is also home to a variety of critters such as turtles, snakes, and frogs.
The new installation is a part of the center's Natura Takes Root campaign.
Executive director Pamela Meyer says the Quarry Hill Center aims to encourage people to get outside and explore nature.
"For us, it's about connecting people with the natural world. Care for the environment grows from love of the environment," she explains.