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Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park Top Attraction!
Nature in University Park, IL USA

Explore the nature of sculpture. Sited across 100 acres of rolling prairie landscape, this 27-piece collection features monumental works by di Suvero, Hunt, Puryear and others.


Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
Nature in Palos Heights, IL USA

Naturally a great place to explore, learn and discover some of nature's wonders. Let nature be your guide, come visit and we'll show you why they call it the great outdoors!

Shawnee National Forest
Shawnee National Forest
Nature in Harrisburg, IL USA

Come visit the only National Forest in Illinois! Administered by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, the Shawnee National Forest is one of 155 national forests nationwide.

Watkins House at the McCully Heritage Project
Watkins House at the McCully Heritage Project things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Nature in Calhoun, IL USA

Watkins House is a remote cabin available for rental. Watkins House is a perfect place for a weekend or weeklong retreat. It is truly a place to get away from it all. Enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature under the shade of the catalpa trees. Eat dinner under the stars.

Bear Awareness Weekend
Bear Awareness Weekend
Nature in Brookfield, IL USA

Bear Training Activities Join animal care staff and volunteers to become acquainted with "da bears" at Brookfield Zoo through activities such as Zoo Chats and bear training sessions.


Cat Awareness Weekend
Cat Awareness Weekend
Nature in Brookfield, IL USA

Learn about big Cats Head to Brookfield Zoo for a purrfect weekend and learn about the zoo's cats, from the big cats like the African lions, Amur leopards, Amur tigers, and snow leopards to the small ones, including fishing cats, sand cats, and domestic house cats.

Crete Woman's Club Annual Garden Walk & Faire
Crete Woman's Club Annual Garden Walk & Faire
Nature in Crete, IL USA

Garden Walk Our annual Garden Walk, ?A Day in the Country,? celebrates its this year with the theme ?25 Years of Beautiful Gardens.? Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the Garden Walk. Walk 7 beautiful gardens, have dinner on 6/23 or lunch on 6/24 & 6/25 at LCC. Shop the Faire.

Draw to ID: Insects
Draw to ID: Insects
Nature in Beecher, IL USA

Learning more about insects Let's learn more about insects! Are you curious about local wildlife? Study insects or look at them up close to become more familiar with these fascinating six-legged creatures. Come draw insects to learn more about insect body parts, life cycles, and identification.

Father's Appreciation Day
Father's Appreciation Day
Nature in Monee, IL USA

Celebrating Fathers Dad, for all your hard work this year, this day is for you! Come out and celebrate not having to do anything but enjoy the day.


Fun Fact Friday
Fun Fact Friday
Nature in Beecher, IL USA

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Lincoln Marsh Snow Day
Lincoln Marsh Snow Day
Nature in Wheaton, IL USA

Snow Day SNOW DAY! Come out to Lincoln Marsh and find out some fun things we can do with snow. Then take a hike to see which animals have been prowling around. To register please visit https://webtrac.wheatonparkdistrict.com/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.

Morning Bird Hike
Morning Bird Hike
Nature in Beecher, IL USA

Bird Hike Join us on our series of "Morning Bird Hikes" through Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve as we seek out our resident birds and greet our spring migrants. Each hike will have a short introduction on a current bird topic of the season.

Mother's Appreciation Day
Mother's Appreciation Day
Nature in Monee, IL USA

Mom's Appreciation For all your hard work all year, Mom, this day is for you! Celebrate not having to do anything but enjoy the day.

Mother's Day Blooms and Bird Hike
Mother's Day Blooms and Bird Hike
Nature in Beecher, IL USA

Nature Celebrate Mother's Day by taking a hike with your mom through Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve. Enjoy the flowers and birds of spring with a hike and then return to the Nature Center for juice, coffee, and coffee cake. Registration is required.

Nature Play day for Parents and Tots!
Nature Play day for Parents and Tots!
Nature in Beecher, IL USA

Nature Play Day Once a month, parents or grandparents with young children are invited to come out for a "Nature Play Day." You and your child may participate in a hike, story, game, dancing or playing.

North American Reptile Breed
North American Reptile Breed things to do on a rainy day in Joliet, IL
Nature in Tinley Park, IL USA

Reptile showcase Reptile breeders bring out their top projects and showcase them at the NARBC Shows. www.narbc.


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