Explore the Night

Due to the government shutdown  Explore the Night has been cancelled, but may be rescheduled in November. We will keep you posted.

Come and Explore the Night!

On Friday, October 18, starting at 6:00, the Friends are hosting a special event – “Explore the Night”. The program will be exploring the night sky and the animals that are active at night. Activities include:
  • Storytelling
  • Program on bats – Russ Benedict from Central College
  • Short movie about Barn Owls
  • Activities for the kids
  • Stargazing
  • Snacks
There will be something for all ages and all activities are free. We hope many of you can join us and bring your family and friends to enjoy a fun evening at the refuge.

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P.O. Box 399
9981 Pacific St.
Prairie City, IA 50228
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The refuge roads and trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.

The Prairie Learning and Visitor Center is open year-round.
Regular Hours:
Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm and Sunday 12-5pm

Winter hours:
December 1-February 28
Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm; closed Sunday.

We are open on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day; we are closed on all other Federal holidays.