Visit the milking parlor at Wagner Farm to see how milk is taken from the cow to the dinner table. Learn how people have used dairy products throughout time and even make ice cream to enjoy. Advance registration is required. April 10, May 29.
Make pretend binoculars, do bird rubbings and view hawks and
owls up close. Spot migrating birds along the trails with experts
from Prairie Woods Audubon Society. Try the Migration Obstacle
Course and see what dangers birds face.
Pitch tents, explore the Nature Center at night, roast marshmallows over a campfire, and play games in the morning. Friday evening snacks and breakfast on Sunday morning will be provided.
Discover how Mother Nature fools us and other animals. Hear how local birds mimic other creatures, check out the amazing camouflage of insects, and learn how predators are fooled by their prey (and vice versa). Campfire snacks are provided. In the event of rain, most programs will be held indoors in front of a fire in the Program Room. Please pre-register.
Heller Naturalists will provide canoes and everything else
needed for an afternoon on the water. Children must be accompanied
by a registered adult.
Paddle the Skokie Lagoons by the light of the moon. Heller
naturalists provide canoes, instruction and everything else needed
for an evening on the water. Children must be accompanied by a
The McHenry County Storytelling Guild presents tales and legends in a scenic setting. If weather is bad, the event will be held indoors. Registration required.
Families can dream big together and make art inspired by imagination and memories. Projects are designed and led by Chicago artists.
Decorate jewelry boxes with jewels and charms to store keepsakes.
Celebrate National Astronomy Week with free planetarium shows,
star maps, and star crafts. Check out the inner workings of a
telescope and take a close-up look at our star, the Sun, with the
Rockford Amateur Astronomy Club.