Trailside Museum of Natural History

River Forest, Ill.


738 Thatcher Ave.
River Forest, Ill. 60305
(708) 366-6530
Hours: Museum Hours: March through October, 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Saturday toThursday. Closed on Fridays.
Admission: Free

Trailside Museum is a small nature center with an educational focus on teaching about local wildlife and wildlife habitat. Visitors can enjoy natural history displays and view a coyote, red fox, owl and fish in a 260-gallon tank. There is a touchable frog life-cycle and frog sound displays along with interpretive signs along the trails.

Upcoming Events

Snowshoe Hike

FREEJanuary 8, 2017 - February 26, 2017

Makin' Music Bluegrass Jam

FREEJanuary 15, 2017 - February 5, 2017

Maker/Nature Holiday Day Camps

January 16, 2017 - February 20, 2017

Hibernation Happens

FREEFebruary 18, 2017
Chicago Parent Special Needs Playdate

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