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 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.

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