Nature Centers

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The Morton Arboretum

Explore 1,700 acres of plants and trees. Walk, run or bike 9 miles of paved roads or hike 16 miles of trails with birds, frogs and other wildlife, amid...

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Trailside Museum of Natural History

Trailside Museum is a small nature center with an educational focus on teaching about local wildlife and wildlife habitat. Visitors can view a coyote,...

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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

This is a lovely way to introduce children to nature. The highlight for most children is the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven where butterflies from around...

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Glacial Park Conservation Area

The new Lost Valley Visitor Center hosts a number of environmental education programs, workshops, camps and special events. An exhibit room, drop-in...

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Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens

This nature center and botanic garden offers many opportunities to observe wildlife in their natural habitat. Lake Katherine provides a nesting area for...

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Pilcher Park Nature Center

The nature center features small animals like reptiles along with kids' activities. There are hiking and bike trails, playground areas and picnic grounds....

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Blackwell Forest Preserve

Tubing fans can take a thrilling ride down Mount Hoy when 3 or more inches of snow covers the hill. District inner tubes are the only devices that...

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Coral Woods Conservation Area

Coral Woods features more than 2.5 miles of trails for hiking and picnic facilities.  

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Monee Reservoir

Shoreline fishing on a 47-acre lake. Boat rentals and concessions available. Features 2.5-mile hiking trail that loops through a wetland.

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Prairieview Education Center

A variety of programs and changing exhibits geared toward nature enthusiasts are on display. Visitors can drop in the exploration station, check out...

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