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Hidden Oaks Nature Center (Bolingbrook)

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419 Trout Farm Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 United States
(630) 739-2600 http://www.bolingbrookparks.org/en/facilities/hidden-oaks-conservation-area/

Hidden Oaks Nature Center Bolingbrook is a wonderful (and free) way to explore and learn in a kid-friendly environment. Inside this award-winning building are interactive nature displays and animals to observe. You will also want to check out the outdoor area with trails where you can see flowers, wildlife, and sculptures, a trout pond and metal sculptures. Don’t miss the rooftop picnic area with a great new of the entire grounds!

Hidden Oaks Nature Center Features

  • Award-winning, environmentally friendly building
  • Interactive nature displays, including a “match-the-smell” game that shoots out different scents at the push of a button and a giant tree showcasing animal habitats
  • Honey for sale, from their own beehives (seasonal)
  • Animals, including snakes, frogs, and tortoises
  • Discovery Room with more animal tanks, hands-on activities, and a few toys and games
  • Rooftop picnic area with live plants on the deck and a gorgeous view of the entire Hidden Oaks Conservation Area
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds with bird feeders, trails, sculptures, nature-inspired playground, and trout pond

Tips when visiting Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Bolingbrook

  • Pack a lunch to eat on the rooftop (food is not available for purchase)
  • Bring bug spray if you plan on playing in the outdoor area during the summer
  • Obtain a fishing permit and bring fishing poles and bait to catch trout in the pond
  • Stop by the nearby Portillo’s for a snack and/or chocolate cake shakes

Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Bolingbrook

Kids playing a match-the-smell game at Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Bolingbrook

Large model of a tree with animal habitats

A tortoise takes a drink at Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Bolingbrook

Picnic tables on the green roof of the Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Bolingbrook

Log cabin in the outdoor play area at Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Bolingbrook

Yellow wildflowers grow in green grass

Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Bolingbrook

October 2022

Trick or Treat in the Woods

October 14, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hidden Oaks Nature Center (Bolingbrook), 419 Trout Farm Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 United States
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Experience the woods like never before! Come dressed in costume and hike along a glowing night trail. Bring a bag and keep an eye out for hidden treats, but beware of those tricks! Enjoy a crackling fire while roasting hot dogs and marshmallows for s’mores. Two sessions will be offered: Session 1: 6-7 p.m. Session 2: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Event requirements Registration required by Friday, Oct. 14: 815-722-4121. This program fills quickly, so don’t delay! The program is not a parking…

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