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Cicada Summer: When Broods Collide

Event information

Date: Friday, June 7, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 4-12. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Plum Creek Nature Center

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 A periodical cicada on a green leaf. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

A once in a lifetime experience happens this summer — two broods of cicadas emerging simultaneously! Let’s make some noise! This maximum volume experience only lasts for a few weeks. Celebrate the phenomenon with activities and a hike geared around cicadas – what makes them special, where they’ve been and when we’ll get to see them again.

Event requirements

Registration is required by Wednesday, June 5: 708-946-2216.


Prepare for indoor and outdoor activities. We encourage experiencing the outdoors rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.

Plum Creek Nature Center is an accessible facility. Outdoor activities may take place on natural surfaces across 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.