Amazing Rocks Mini Camp

Children ages 1-5 will uncover treasures beneath our feet as we paint with rocks, sort rocks, and magnify them. Register Online.

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Amazing Rocks Mini Camp

Children ages 1-5 will uncover treasures beneath our feet as we paint with rocks, sort rocks, and magnify them. Register Online.

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Good Will Match

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

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Fall Harvest Festival

Celebrate fall with fall-themed activities including archery, a straw maze, wagon rides, homestead tours, live animals, temporary tattoos, and more.

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Hunter Safety Class

Rock Springs Nature Center will host a free 10 hour Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Class. This class covers wildlife identification, equipment, and safety. Must attend both class days and pass a written test in order to receive your certificate. Free. Must register online by Noon on November 7. No age restriction. Min/Max: 5/50.

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Canoe the Sangamon

All equipment is provided for this leisurely exploration of the Sangamon River. Pre-registration required.

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Candlelight Tour

Glimpse what an evening in the 1860s was like at Homestead Prairie Farm, lit by candlelight and lamplight, as guides in period clothing walk you through the home.

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Trip to the Chicago Field Museum

Ride along to the Windy City to visit this immersive museum and learn about natural and cultural history, from the largest dinosaur that ever lived to the smallest crawling insect. Register online by November 20.

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