Police Point Park Nature Centre
The Police Point Park Nature Centre is home to the MH Interpretive Program and is always worth a visit! New exhibits are created regularly and our enthusiastic Park Interpreters always look forward to connecting with visitors.
Be sure to check out our Nature Shop for a selection of natural and human history books, local art, children’s nature-related items, bird feeders and bird seed. Income from the Nature Shop supports the year-round programming of the MH Interpretive Program.
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|7||Artist of the Month - October||Serenity Links - Lisa Miller||01 Sep 2013||30 Sep 2013||
Unique jewerly creations made from chainmaille, and leather. Serenity Links will be on display and available for purchase in the Nature Centre for the month of October.
Bracelets, bracers, earrings and more! Come check it out!
|8||"Vanishing"||Featuring Local Artist Linda Carney||04 Nov 2009||03 Jan 2010||Join us for this exhibition of watercolor paintings dealing with threatened habitats, endangered species, and concerns for our environmental future. Opening reception - Sunday, November 15, 2:00 - 4:00 PM - All are Welcome!||1|
|9||Inspired by Nature||6th Annual High School Art Show||01 Feb 2013||03 Feb 2013||
EXTENDED! Through Feb. 3rd - Talented High School Artists in our area display their works. Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10, 7:00 PM at the Nature Centre. All are welcome!
|12||Fellow Creatures||Art Gallery of Alberta||06 Apr 2010||28 Apr 2010||
Art work from 8 Alberta artists that compares and contrasts portraits of people and animals. Traditionally, human portraits were done to show social and political status as well as a picture of an individual. "Fellow Creatures" presents animals in the same manner.
|13||North West Mounted Police||A Day in the Life||04 May 2011||31 May 2011||How did Police Point Park get its name? Find out about this and much more regarding the "Mounties" early period in the Medicine Hat area. A piece of local history definitely worth your time.||1|
|14||Beavers||Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow||01 Oct 2015||31 Oct 2015||
Everything about beavers and more: Learn how beavers help settle Canada and survived the fur trade. Discover how many beavers are in Medicine Hat. See how to protect your trees from eager, hungry beavers. Take our beaver genius quiz.
Kids - Crawl into our replica beaver lodge!!!
|15||Go Wild!||01 Aug 2010||26 Sep 2010||Learn All About Natural Landscaping with Native Plants - Provide Food and Homes for All Types of Wildlife. In the Main Display Area.||1|
|16||Celebrating Friends!||01 Dec 2010||27 Dec 2010||Many groups and individuals make the Nature Centre a great place to be. This awesome exhibit celebrates all the people who contribute to this wonderful place. Extended through the Christmas Holiday!||1|
|17||Alive on the Prairies||Wildlife/Nature Photography||01 Feb 2011||27 Feb 2011||Local photographers Kristy and Dan Rance show off their amazing wildlife pictures!||1|
|18||Fence Posts and Beyond||Prairie Inspirations by Fran Lauzon||01 Mar 2011||01 May 2011||See the beauty of our prairies in this incredible art exhibition! Opening Reception, Sunday, March 6, 2:00 PM, Police Point Park Nature Centre - All are Welcome.||1|
The MH Interpretive Program has fantastic, fun birthday parties for children!
Birthday programs typically last 1.5 – 2 hours. Add an extra 1/2 hour at the end of the program to serve your cake and open presents! Use our indoor theatre, outdoor patios, or fire pit area.
All birthday programs can be customized! We can usually offer nature-related themes that are not listed here.
|Birds, Birds, Birds||Police Point Park has so many cool birds around all year long! At this party we’ll learn about local birds, go looking for them, and then make a feeder to attract them to your own yard.||About 1.5 hours||$180 for up to 10 kids*|
|Cross-Country Skiing||Enjoy a guided ski around Police Point Park. Learn about the park as you explore it from a completely new perspective.||About 1.5 hours||$180 for up to 10 kids*|
|Geocaching||Can you find the hidden caches throughout the park? Learn how to use a GPS to navigate. See if you can find them all! Recommended for ages 12+.||About 2 hrs||$180 for up to 10 kids*|
|Orienteering||Complete an Orienteering course with your friends and explore some less-travelled areas of Police Point Park. Test your navigation skills using only a compass and paper map!||About 2 hrs||$180 for up to 10 kids*|
|Scavenger Hunt||Explore some of the far corners of the park with a nature-sensitive, customized scavenger hunt!||About 1.5 hrs||$180 for up to 10 kids*|
|Tipi||Kids help set up a traditional Blackfoot tipi and spend time inside! Then cook bannock over a fire.||About 2 hrs||$200 for up to 10 kids*|
|Ukrainian Egg Decorating||Explore this beautiful art form that has been practiced for centuries. Each child will get to create a beautiful egg to take home!||About 2 hrs||$200 for up to 10 kids*|
* Additional kids are $5 each
The Nature Centre theatre can be rented for meetings and gatherings! Our theatre:
- Measures 23′ x 23′
- Has AV capabilities (flat-screen TV and sound system)
- Can fit up to 25 people with non-fixed seating and tables
- Can fit up to 40 people with non-fixed seating only
Bookings During Normal Hours of Operation (Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
$35 per hour
$150 per day
Bookings Outside of Normal Hours of Operation may be arranged and start at $70 per hour.