Snake and Turtle Show

Meet, feel, and learn about our education animals and their ways of life. We have several species to show you! Register online.

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Armchair Birding

Enjoy some peace and calm before the holidays by watching the birds from the comfort of our indoor Window on Wildlife. Free. Register online.

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Discovering Dinosaurs

How many dinosaur fossils have been found in Illinois? Learn all about these reptilian creatures and see how you size up to them. Register online.

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Preschool Peepers: Feed the Birds

Young children are invited to learn about birds that winter here, take a hike, and then make a peanut butter or Crisco pinecone bird feeder to hang outside for the birds. Register online.

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Owl Prowls

Join us to learn about these forest-dwelling nocturnal predators. We will discuss what makes them special, then take a hike to find some. Register online.

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Full Moon Viewing

See the full moon 50 times larger through our telescope, then take a short hike to view the forest illuminated by our only natural satellite. Free. Register online.

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Preschool Peepers: Ice Cold

Take a short hike outside to discover a winter wonderland, then go inside to learn about freezing temperatures, do a craft, and paint with ice. Free. Register online.

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Predators of the Prairie

Join a naturalist to learn about the different natural predators found in our prairies, then journey outside to find some! Free. Register online.

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Trip to Cahokia Mounds

Travel back in time as you learn about ancient Native Americans as you tour the Mounds and Interpretive Center exhibits. Register online.

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Maple Syrup Programs

Learn how sap becomes syrup, why spring is the best time of year to harvest sap, and how people used sap throughout history. Held hourly at 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. Register online by February 14.

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Owl Prowls

Join us to learn about these forest-dwelling nocturnal predators. We will discuss what makes them special, then take a hike to find some. Register online.

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