3120 N. Milwaukee Ave. Northbrook, Ill. 60062(847) 824-8360 www.fpdcc.comHours: 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 woodlands along the Des Plaines River. Learn about
the fox, bald eagle, skunk, owls and hawk at feeding time most
Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m.