River Trail Nature Center

Northbrook, Ill.


3120 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Northbrook, Ill. 60062
(847) 824-8360
Hours: March 1-last Saturday in October: Trails 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Building 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Last Sunday in October-Feb. 28: Trails 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily. Building 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Building closed on Friday.
Admission: Free

The visitor center houses live native animals, interactive exhibits depicting native flora and fauna, bird-watching area, active beehive and "Nature Play Zone" filled with games, puzzles, puppet stage and magnetic fish pond. Two walking trails wind through the sugar maple woodland along the Des Plaines River. Learn about the fox, Bald Eagle, skunk, owls and hawk at feeding time Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Winter Night Hike

February 24, 2017

Sap's Rising

FREEFebruary 25, 2017 - February 26, 2017

Maple Syrup Festival

FREEMarch 19, 2017

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