Kid-Friendly Events

Bethel School Open House
Saturday, Jul 2, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friend’s Creek Conservation Area, Cisco, IL

See what going to school was like in the early 20th century at this historic one-room schoolhouse located at Friends Creek Conservation Area.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Jul 2, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Creek Walk
Saturday, Jul 2, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Sand Creek Conservation Area, Decatur, IL

Discover the different kinds of life that live in the creek as you walk along, explore, and search for critters in this aquatic habitat. Register online by July 1.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Jul 3, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Jul 9, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Rock Springs Concert Series: Stone & Snow
Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

The Summer Concert Series, with our co-sponsor Stifel Investment Services, continues July 10 with Stone & Snow.

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Van Trip to St. Louis Zoo
Monday, Jul 11, 2022 | 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO

Observe wildlife from around the globe, including cheetahs, hippos, and sea lions. Register online by July 8.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Preschool Peepers: Camouflage
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Discover some of the unique camouflage in the animal world! Participants will do an activity, have story time, and go outside in search of some expertly camouflaged creatures. Register online by July 15.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Jul 23, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Jul 24, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Rock Springs Concert Series: The Deep Hollow
Sunday, Jul 24, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

The Summer Concert Series, with our co-sponsor Stifel Investment Services, continues July 24 with The Deep Hollow.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Jul 30, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Jul 31, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Bethel School Open House
Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friend’s Creek Conservation Area, Cisco, IL

See what going to school was like in the early 20th century at this historic one-room schoolhouse located at Friends Creek Conservation Area.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Teddy Bear Walk and Campfire Stories
Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 | 6:00 pm
Rock Springs Conservation Area, Decatur, IL

Bring your favorite stuffed animal as we take a walk on the Rock Springs-Fairview Bike trail, then make s’mores together and listen to stories to celebrate Campfire Day. Register online by August 5.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Aug 7, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Rock Springs Concert Series: Seth Cocquit
Sunday, Aug 7, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

The Summer Concert Series, with our co-sponsor Stifel Investment Services, will wrap up on August 7 with Seth Cocquit of Harvest Sons.

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Perseid Meteor Shower
Friday, Aug 12, 2022 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friend’s Creek Conservation Area, Cisco, IL

Experience the Perseid Meteor Shower at its peak, make s’mores, and enjoy a truly dark sky. Register online by August 11.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Van Trip to St. Louis Zoo
Monday, Aug 15, 2022 | 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO

Observe wildlife from around the globe, including cheetahs, hippos, and sea lions. Register online by August 12.

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Douglas Cup Tournament
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 | All Day
BeautifulTrobaughField, Decatur, IL

Join us for the national pastime: base ball! Cheer for your home team, the Rock Springs Ground Squirrels, in this annual vintage base ball tournament, played with authentic 1858 rules.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Astronomy Jamboree
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friend’s Creek Conservation Area, Cisco, IL

Enjoy a free concert from 8-8:45pm, create a craft to take home, enter a giveaway, and view the stars and visible planets. Register online by August 19.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Aug 21, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Preschool Peepers: Pond Life
Sunday, Aug 21, 2022 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

What kinds of animals can you find in a pond? Dress to get dirty as we learn about life in the pond, then go outside and use nets to catch some critters. Register online by August 19.

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Hummingbird Festival
Thursday, Aug 25, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Learn all about hummingbirds. Watch as we capture, band, and release wild birds. Co-sponsored by Decatur Audubon.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Ragdoll Workshop
Saturday, Aug 27, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Rag dolls are one of the most popular forms of children’s toys throughout history. Create and personalize your own old-fashioned rag doll. Register online by August 26.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Sep 4, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Sep 11, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Sep 18, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Oct 23, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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