Best Nature Centers around Chicago, IL

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Sand Ridge Nature Center

Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue
South Holland, IL
Sand Ridge Nature Center’s 235 acres offer trails for easy hiking. From ¼-mile to 2 miles long, each trail passes through a number of ...
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Eden Place Nature Center

Eden Place Nature Center
4417 South Stewart Avenue
Chicago, IL
Eden Place Nature Center is the only nature center on Chicago's south side. Our three-acre site supports a remarkable range of biodiversity and we ...
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Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens

Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive
Palos Heights, IL
MissionThe mission of Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens is to connect people with nature.
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Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve and Nature Center

Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve and Nature Center
247 Monee Road
Park Forest, IL
About Us: Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve is a 985 acre oak-hickory woodland dotted with vernal ponds and dis...
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Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
9800 Willow Springs Road
Willow Springs, IL
Connect with the historic past of the Palos Hills at The Little Red Schoolhouse. In 1886 the present building, originally located on the Black Oak ...
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Plum Creek Nature Center

Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 South Dutton Road
Beecher, IL
The Plum Creek Nature Center offers visitors a place to explore the natural world, with hands-on exhibits in addition to a natural playscape for ou...
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Hal Tyrrell Trailside Museum

Hal Tyrrell Trailside Museum
738 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL
Established in 1931, Trailside Museum of Natural History served as the first public nature education facility of the Forest Preserve District of Co...
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Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street
Lemont, IL
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, in southwest Cook County near Lemont, promotes the study of nature in a relaxed setting. A visitor center an...
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Environmental Learning Center

Environmental Learning Center
20851 South Briarwood Lane
Mokena, IL
The Environmental Learning Center offers a unique combination of educational and recreational opportunities for school groups, youth groups, teache...
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North Park Village Nature Center

North Park Village Nature Center
5801 North Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL
North Park Village Nature Center features a 46-acre nature preserve and educational facility, which are situated within the 155-acre North Park Vil...
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Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center

Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center
3609 Spring Road
Oak Brook, IL
The mission of Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center is to educate the public about humankind’s influence on DuPage County’s natura...
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Emily Oaks Nature Center

Emily Oaks Nature Center
4650 Brummel Street
Skokie, IL
Skokie's thirteen-acre savanna and nature center is an oasis full of native wildflowers, grasses, oak trees, a three-acre pond, and trails. Residin...
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Evanston Environmental Association

Evanston Environmental Association
2024 McCormick Boulevard
Evanston, IL
About UsThe Evanston Environmental Association is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the long-term success of the Evanston Ecology Cent...
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Lyman Woods Nature Center

Lyman Woods Nature Center
901 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL
Lyman Woods is 150 acres of oak woods, prairie, and marsh habitats that supports over 300 species of native plants. Discover an amazing diversity o...
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Wildwood Nature Center

Wildwood Nature Center
529 Forestview Avenue
Park Ridge, IL
When you visit Wildwood Nature Center, you feel transported — to somewhere far away from where you really are, to a state of mind that leaves...
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Pilcher Park Nature Center

Pilcher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Drive
Joliet, IL
If you enjoy nature, be sure to visit the Pilcher Park Nature Center. Bring your family out for hiking, biking or cross country skiing. The Nature ...
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Cabin Nature Center

Cabin Nature Center
111 South Wood Dale Road
Wood Dale, IL
The White Oaks Nature Trail is available for you to enjoy the natural surroundings as you walk, jog or bike on this interpretive loop trail. You ca...
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Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Hidden Oaks Nature Center
419 Trout Farm Road
Bolingbrook, IL
Nature Center Highlights Hands-on discovery center filled with interactive exhibits: Habitat Tree: Hunt for animal homes above and below while ...
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Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Willowbrook Wildlife Center
525 South Park Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL
Mission: To promote harmonious coexistence between the people and wildlife of DuPage County. And to promote diverse and healthy wildlife populatio...
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Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie/Tyner Center

Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie/Tyner Center
2400 Compass Road
Glenview, IL
Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie is a 32-acre remnant of a tall-grass prairie that once stretched for millions of square miles across North America....
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