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Boats, Bats and Barns: The Riverview Nightlife Experience!

Event information

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fee: $20 per person.

Age: Ages 16 and older.

Contact: 815-722-9301

Location: Riverview Farmstead Preserve

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A kayak paddle over the water with the sun setting in the background. Photo by Suzy Lyttle

Event details

Experience Riverview Farmstead like never before. First paddle the DuPage River as we float into twilight catching the first sights and sounds of the wild nightlife. Then we will venture on land to the Riverview barn to discover more about bat diversity and reveal who is flying around overhead using bat-vocalization detecting equipment. End the night by a cozy fire and roast hotdogs and smores for a late-night treat.


Event requirements

Registration required by Sunday, July 21: 815-722-9301. 


Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet, and don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. All equipment is provided, including personal floatation devices. Previous kayaking experience is required, as this is a recreational program and not an instructional paddling program. 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should call 815-886-1467 or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.