Event calendar

Nature Play Day After Hours: ELEX Trail

Event information

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 3-5. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Plum Creek Nature Center

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An adult crouched down to show two kids something in the grass. Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event details

We’re keeping the nature center open late for this nature-themed program geared toward 3- to 5-year-olds. This month it is all about animal adaptations. What makes animals so good at living in the wild? We will explore the ELEX (Early Learner’s Exercise) Trail obstacles at Goodenow Grove. We will attempt to move in the ways different forest animals do. Can you balance on a branch like a bird? Can you move across a web like a spider? Join us to find out!

Event requirements

Registration is required by Sunday, June 9: 708-946-2216.


We encourage experiencing the outdoors rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.

Plum Creek Nature Center is an accessible facility. Outdoor activities will 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.