Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center
Oak Brook, Ill.
Cost: Free to forest preserve and nature center. Fees for some programs.
Hours: Nature center open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and closed some holidays. Surrounding forest preserve open daily one hour after sunrise to one hour after sunset.
Hike and bike the trails in this 220-acre forest. Discovery packs with binoculars, bug boxes and plants are available for hikes. At the nature center, see how the animals live through interactive exhibits including a child-size bird's nest and animal tracks. The nature center offers numerous outdoor programs and special events throughout the year.