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  • 419 Trout Farm Rd.- (630) 739-2600

  • Hidden Oaks Nature Center will open to the public starting Saturday, June 5!

  • Hours of Operation (June 5-August 22)
    Saturday10:00 am-4:00 pm
    Sunday10:00 am-4:00 pm

  • Things to do at Hidden Oaks:

    • Hike the paths/trails
    • Bird Watch
    • Have a picnic in the lawn or green roof
    • View all the wildlife from the Quercus Room
    • Play in the Family-Friendly Natural Play Area for FREE!
    • Visit the sensory garden, outdoor scupltures, and turtle enclosure
    • Walk our ADA Accessible boardwalk to the rain garden, back patio, and apiary
    • Rent a room for your next group outing
    • Visit all of our live animals

    Visit The Hands-On Discovery Center Interactive Exhibits:

    • Habitat Tree: Hunt for animal homes above and below while discovering the inner workings of a tree.
    • Animal Sound and Scent Wall: Listen and smell to match the sound or scent to local plants and animals.
    • Discovery Room: Visit each month for new nature-themed activities and hands-on fun.
    • Dream Roof: Visit the roof-top garden to picnic or surf the web with our FREE wi-fi.
    • Seedlings Preschool: Developing life-long learners through nature play.
    • Park Amenities: Hike to explore interpretive signs, a full-sized Wooly Mammoth made out of reclaimed steel, a buried car and so much more. Balance and climb at our nature playground or simply relax amongst the trees at our outdoor amphitheater.
    • Bee Hives: BEE AWARE! Hidden Oaks is home to three bee hives to educate our visitors of their many benefits and to harvest locally-grown honey. Honeybees are not aggressive unless provoked. Visitors sensitive or allergic to bee stings should exercise caution near hives. Purchase honey at the front desk while supplies last.