Best Nature Centers around Kankakee, IL

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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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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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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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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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Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 West Walnut Lane
Channahon, IL
The Four Rivers Environmental Education Center is a model of green architecture, featuring geothermal heat and air conditioning, recycled building ...
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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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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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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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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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Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Visitor Center

Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Visitor Center
23202 West Renwick Road
Plainfield, IL
A variety of fun and educational public programs are hosted seasonally at the Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Visitor Center, including bird viewing pro...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Laws of Nature Center

Laws of Nature Center
110 West Madison Street
Yorkville, IL
Hands on fun awaits at the Laws of Nature Center. Exhibits on prairies, insects, Native Americans and more. Visit with live bees, snakes, salamande...
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Army Trail Nature Center

Army Trail Nature Center
270 North Lombard Road
Addison, IL
Amenities: Fishing Walking Path 17.85 acres
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Red Oak Nature Center

Red Oak Nature Center
2343 South River Street
Batavia, IL
Sense the Seasons: This amazing tour of nature opens worlds of discovery, providing an educational panorama of wondrous facts, figures and illustra...
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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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