Kid-Friendly Events

Bats in the Barn
Bats in the Barn
Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Determine fact from fiction in this two-hour program about nature’s only flying mammal. Register online by Noon on July 23.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Jul 25, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, 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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Summer Prairie Hike
Summer Prairie Hike
Sunday, Jul 25, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Take a hike through one of our restored prairies and learn about the plants and animals within, and their relationship with this special habitat. Register online by Noon on July 23.

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Rock Springs Concert Series: Bones Jugs
Rock Springs Concert Series: Bones Jugs
Sunday, Jul 25, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

The Summer Concert Series, with our co-sponsor Stifel Investment Services, welcomes Bones Jugs, offering up eclectic Americana and folk music. Please register to attend in person or see it virtually on our Facebook page. Learn more.

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Spinning Spiders Mini Camp
Spinning Spiders Mini Camp
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021 | 9:30 am
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Children (ages 1-5 with an adult buddy) will check out what it would be like to be a spider for a day as we weave a web and catch our prey. Register online by July 26.

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Spinning Spiders Mini Camp
Spinning Spiders Mini Camp
Thursday, Jul 29, 2021 | 10:00 am
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Children (ages 1-5 with an adult buddy) will check out what it would be like to be a spider for a day as we weave a web and catch our prey. Register online by July 28.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Jul 31, 2021 | 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Aug 1, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, 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: Cross Country Classics
Rock Springs Concert Series: Cross Country Classics
Sunday, Aug 1, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

The Summer Concert Series, with our co-sponsor Stifel Investment Services, wraps up on August 1 with Cross Country Classics playing gospel and country tunes. Please register to attend in person or see it virtually on our Facebook page. Learn more.

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Bethel School Open House
Bethel School Open House
Saturday, Aug 7, 2021 | 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Aug 7, 2021 | 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Aug 8, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, 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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Perseid Meteor Shower
Perseid Meteor Shower
Thursday, Aug 12, 2021 | 10:00 pm - 11:59 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 Noon on August 11.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Aug 14, 2021 | 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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Mystical Moths
Mystical Moths
Saturday, Aug 14, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Visit Rock Springs after the sun goes down and learn about these nocturnal pollinators. Register online by Noon on August 13.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, 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: Slithering Snakes
Preschool Peepers: Slithering Snakes
Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Get to know these misunderstood creatures by meeting a real one, making a pipe cleaner snake, and going outside and to search for some. Register online by Noon on August 13.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Aug 21, 2021 | 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
Astronomy Jamboree
Saturday, Aug 21, 2021 | 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 Noon on August 20.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, 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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Hummingbird Festival
Hummingbird Festival
Thursday, Aug 26, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Learn all about hummingbirds. Watch as we capture, band, and release wild birds. Register online by Noon on August 25.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Aug 28, 2021 | 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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Outdoor Movie: The Croods: A New Age
Outdoor Movie: The Croods: A New Age
Saturday, Aug 28, 2021 | 8:30 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a family-friendly movie in the great outdoors. Register online by Noon on August 27.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Aug 29, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Sep 4, 2021 | 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Sep 5, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Sep 11, 2021 | 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 | 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 | 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 | 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 | 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 | 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 | 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 | 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
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, 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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