All Events

Arts and Crafts Events

Fri, May 20 • 5 pm

Printmaking 101

Evans Field • River Grove, IL 60171
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, May 21 • 9 am

Nature Story Trail: “Ruby’s Birds”

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
a family riding a quad bike at Eggers Grove
Sat, May 21 • 11 am

Nature Block Party

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, May 22 • 9 am

Nature Story Trail: “Ruby’s Birds”

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
a garden with accessible raised beds, paved trail and interpretive signs
Wed, May 25 • 10 am

Nature is Accessible Drop in Event

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, May 28 • 9 am

Nature Story Trail: “Ruby’s Birds”

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
two children in the nature play area at Crabtree Nature Center
Special Event Sun, Jun 5 • 12 pm

Explore the Forest

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Jun 8 • 10 am

Wee Wonders

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Wed, Jun 8 • 10 am

Small Serendipity

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Thu, Jun 9 • 10 am

Story Trail

Bemis Woods-South • Cook County, IL 60558 (near Western Springs)
a family returning from a canoe trip on Wampum Lake
Special Event Sat, Jun 11 • 11 am

Beaubien Woods Celebration

Beaubien Woods • Chicago, IL 60827
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Jun 12 • 1 pm

Botanic Drawing

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Tue, Jun 14 - Thu, Jun 16 • 10 am

Spittlebug Art Camp

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
reenactors in Civil War military uniforms
Special Event Sat, Jun 18 • 10 am

Juneteenth Celebration

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Wed, Jun 22 - Thu, Jun 23 • 9:30 am

Animal Adventures Day Camp

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Wed, Jun 22 • 10 am

Small Serendipity

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Wed, Jul 6 • 10 am

Small Serendipity

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Thu, Jul 7 • 10 am

Story Trail

Bemis Woods-South • Cook County, IL 60558 (near Western Springs)
Fri, Jul 8 • 5 pm

Art in Nature

National Grove-South • North Riverside, IL 60546
children building a shelter out of tree branches
Sat, Jul 9 • 10 am

Kids’ Fest

Wampum Lake • Cook County, IL 60476 (near Thornton)
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Mon, Jul 11 - Fri, Jul 15 • 9:30 am

Nature Explorers Camp

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Tue, Jul 12 - Fri, Jul 15 • 10 am

Reptilian Exploration Camp

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Jul 13 • 10 am

Wee Wonders

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
kids inspect an insect in someone's hand
Special Event Thu, Jul 14 • 11 am

Insect Fest

Cummings Square • River Forest, IL 60305
Youth paint using natural materials.
Sat, Jul 16 • 12 pm

Outdoor Block Party

Camp Shabbona Woods • South Holland, IL 60473
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, Jul 17 • 1:30 pm

The ScAvengers!

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Wed, Jul 20 • 10 am

Small Serendipity

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Rolling Knolls Pavilion
Thu, Jul 21 • 5 pm

Woodworking with Invasives

Rolling Knolls • Elgin, IL 60120
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Aug 10 • 10 am

Wee Wonders

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Wed, Aug 10 • 10 am

Small Serendipity

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062