interpretive center

With dioramas, puzzles, experiments and more, there's fun for the whole family at Deep Portage's Interpretive Center.

  • Discover the past with fossil clues to ancient landscapes at Deep Portage.

  • Power the future with our interactive wind and solar energy station.

  • Meet the animals that live in our woods, lakes, and rivers.

  • Learn about the people and cultures that have made their livings in these woods.

  • Explore wherever your curiosity takes you with our collection of natural artifacts.


Open daily, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Occasionally the exhibits are used for classes, summer camps, or public programs. You are welcome to continue exploring, but please be respectful of others using the space. Thanks!

Contact Us



Tel: 218-682-2325


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2197 Nature Center Drive NW

Hackensack, MN 56452

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