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Animal Olympics

Event information

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2024

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center

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A coyote running through dried grasses. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Have you ever watched wildlife and been amazed at their adaptations? Join a naturalist and test your abilities against a variety of animal adaptations as we compete in our Animal Olympics. Can you run as fast as a coyote or hold your breath as long as a snapping turtle?

Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, Jan. 26: 815-722-4121.


Be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities as well as experiencing all weather types (rain, shine and even snow). Please dress accordingly.

Hidden Oaks Nature Center is an accessible facility. Trails are on natural surfaces over uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.