Event Schedule


All of our tours and activities are family-oriented and FREE! Contact complex headquarters for more information at (763) 389-3323 or cranemeadows@fws.gov.

Refuge Maintenance Shop and Sedge Meadow Classroom are located at 19502 Iris Rd, Little Falls, MN 56345, 5 miles east of Hwy 10.

  • Candlelight Ski

    Saturday, February 8
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Sedge Meadow Classroom

    Join us to ski under a (nearly) full moon! Ski a groomed, candlelit one-mile trail loop, which will begin and end at the Sedge Meadow Classroom. Snowshoes will be available to borrow during the event. There will be a bonfire, warm area to socialize and complimentary refreshments are provided by the Friends of Crane Meadows.

    Please dress for the weather. Skis not provided.

  • Habitat Day

    Saturday, March 21
    9 am - 12 pm
    Refuge Maintenance Shop

    The 20th Annual Habitat Day features family fun and your chance to help wood ducks and bluebirds. Come out to learn more about these bird species and assemble a wood duck or bluebird box to take home!

    Please dress for the weather.

  • Bird Walk

    Saturday, May 9
    8:00 am - 11:00 am
    Sedge Meadow Classroom

    Join us for a bird walk along the Platte River Trail during the spring migration. Bring your walking shoes and favorite field guide. Binoculars available to borrow.

  • Backyard Bird Feeder

    Saturday, December 12
    9 am - 12 pm
    Sedge Meadow Classroom

    MN winters can be long and cold! Bird feeders attract life to our frozen backyards, and can help resident birds through the winter months. Learn about different feeder styles, placement, seed selection, how to maintain your feeding stations, and how to keep the birds healthy! Due to a limited number of kits, there may be a restriction of one bird feeder per family.