"My son had the best birthday party ever! Thank AELC for providing a facility that caters to children at such an affordable rate! My son's friends can't wait for next year!"

The AELC rents their facilities?

Yes, that's right! Plan your next family reunion, birthday party, or even a class reunion at the Agassiz Environmental Learning Center.

What is included in the rental?

  • Meeting room seating up to 50 people
  • Two bathrooms complete with showers
  • Full Kitchen (stove, sink)
    (additional rental fees apply)
  • Use of the trails
  • Deck
  • Campfire
  • Tables with chairs
  • 8-10 picnic tables
  • Projector screen for presentations
  • Coordination from area dining establishments for catered events

What does is cost to rent the facility?

If you are a non-profit organization, the cost is $25 to rent just the gathering space and $35 for the gathering space and kitchen areas.

Other groups, for profit and private individuals and groups (family reunions, birthdays, etc.) the cost is $60 to rent just the gathering space and $65 for the gathering space and kitchen areas.

As a gesture of good will, the Nature Center waives the rental fees if you are a non-profit organization whose primary function is working with the youth. The events must be chaperoned.

Is there a deposit?

For all rentals, a $25 refundable cleaning deposit is required. When you are finished using the building, we ask that it be left in the same condition as when you arrived. A checklist is provided at the center.

What types of events can be accommodated?

Many events have been held at the Nature Center. Here are just a few!

  • Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts
  • Church groups/youth groups
  • Birthday parties
  • Family reunion
  • Class reunion
  • Craft retreats
  • Study groups
  • homemakers groups
  • Business meetings
  • Other groups - such as the "Red Hat Ladies"

How do I schedule my event?

First, check our calendar to look for an available date. See a date you'd like? All you have to do is e-mail us or call us at 218-945-3136 and we'll schedule your private party or event!

What are people saying about the facilities?

"This was the best Vacation Bible School I've ever been to!"

Lexi (age 8)

"All of my friends can't wait for my next "Outdoor Adventure" birthday party! It was awesome!"

Jessie (age 10)

"I was so happy to be able to find a facility that accommodate our large family!"