Family Adventures

Canoe the Sangamon
Canoe the Sangamon
Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Paddle a canoe down one of our local waterways, the Sangamon River. All equipment is provided. Register online by May 8.

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Pollinator Power
Pollinator Power
Sunday, May 10, 2020 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Discover the amazing world of pollination as we discuss those native to our area, including bumblebees and mason bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and even wasps. Register online

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Trip to Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis
Trip to Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Explore 79 acres of magnificent horticultural displays full of plant species from tropical to temperate zones. Venture through indoor conservatories, formal gardens, and international gardens. Register online by May 11.

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Nighttime Frog Quest
Nighttime Frog Quest
Saturday, May 16, 2020 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Test your frog-finding abilities by searching for as many species of frogs as you can discover! Register online by May 15.

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Wildflower Hike
Wildflower Hike
Sunday, May 24, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Venture into the forests and prairies with volunteer Jerry Sievers. We will search for as many species of these beautiful spring delights as we can, including Virginia bluebells, spring beauties, and more. Register online by May 22.

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Oglesby Mansion Open House
Oglesby Mansion Open House
Sunday, May 31, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oglesby Mansion, Decatur, IL

Tour the restored home of Illinois Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Encounter the lives of its family members and explore their late 1800s lifestyle. $2/person. Members are free.

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Walleye Fishing Trip to Lake Erie
Walleye Fishing Trip to Lake Erie
Sunday, Jun 14, 2020 - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020 | All Day
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Join staff on a trip to the Great Lakes to fish for walleye on a charter boat. Register online by June 1.

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