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Oakbrook Terrace Park District

6306276100|www.obtpd.org

July 2020

Parents Night Out

July 31, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$25

Drop your kids off and enjoy a fun evening out- child free. Children will enjoy nature activities and games, meet animals, go on a hike, and have a pizza party. Craft time and story time will round out the night. You will pick them up ready for a good night’s sleep. Some of the fun will be spent outside, so please dress your child for the weather.

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August 2020

Plants Eat Bugs

August 2, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$15

Insects watch your step around plants that bite back! Learn about the unique adaptations of carnivorous plants and create a small terrarium to care for at home, complete with your very own predator plant.

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Paper Making Workshop

August 4, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$65 – $115

Making paper by hand is a fun process and a kind thing to do for the environment. Let us show you how to use scrap papers, junk mail, paper shreds, and water to create a thing of handmade beauty. All participants must register. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

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Community Campfire

August 11, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$3

Gather with family and friends at Terrace View Park for a campfire under the stars. We will provide the cozy campfire and all the fixings to make s’mores. We recommend bringing a blanket or chair. The Nature Center will be open for the first hour, so you can meet our live animals. All participants over age 2 must register.

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Nature Tots

August 14, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on August 28, 2020 at 9:30 am

Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$10

Toddlers with an adult will explore the wonders of nature through “loose parts” play. In this way, your little one can learn the joys of a natural play-scape that they create themselves, while learning teamwork and sharing skills. We provide materials, your child provides imagination! We will play outside each class, so please dress for the weather.

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Budding Naturalist

August 14, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on August 28, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$19

Discover more about local nature by learning how to use observation skills and exploration tools like binoculars and magnifiers. Dress your child in outdoor gear, as we plan to spend much of the class in the outdoors (weather permitting).

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STEAM Sundays

August 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$15

Connect your child to aspects of S.T.E.A.M. through fun (and possibly explosive) experiments as we explore the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! We will use critical thinking skills together to investigate these facets and their connection to the natural world.

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Family Fishing Fun

August 22, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$15

Ever wanted to take your family fishing but didn’t know where to start? Let our expert fisherman teach you and your family the basics of fishing. We’ll learn about fishing rules and safety, how to bait and cast a pole, and go fishing in our stocked lake! Every registered child must be accompanied by an adult.

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Nature Tots

August 28, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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One event on August 28, 2020 at 9:30 am

Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$10

Toddlers with an adult will explore the wonders of nature through “loose parts” play. In this way, your little one can learn the joys of a natural play-scape that they create themselves, while learning teamwork and sharing skills. We provide materials, your child provides imagination! We will play outside each class, so please dress for the weather.

Find out more »

Budding Naturalist

August 28, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 28, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Lake View Nature Center, 63 Hodges Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
$19

Discover more about local nature by learning how to use observation skills and exploration tools like binoculars and magnifiers. Dress your child in outdoor gear, as we plan to spend much of the class in the outdoors (weather permitting).

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