Event calendar

Feeding Time at Hidden Oaks

Event information

Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center

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A tortoise in a tank. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

Does a box turtle eat the same thing as a snapping turtle? Is there really a salamander in there? Is the snake slimy? Let’s find out! This program, which is limited to 10 participants, is your opportunity to see up close as a naturalist feeds all the nature center’s animals. This is your chance to ask questions and learn more about the creatures that call Hidden Oaks home in a small group atmosphere. In addition to fruits, vegetables and leafy greens, this program will also include feeding live insects and thawed fish or mice.

Event requirements

Registration required by Saturday, Oct. 7: 815-722-4121.


Hidden Oaks Nature Center is an accessible facility. 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.