Event calendar

Rivers of Color: Little Explorers: Butterflies

Event information

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Fee: Free!

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

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

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A pipevine swallowtail butterfly perched atop a purple thistle bloom. Photo courtesy of Matthew Zook

Event details

From soft blue and vibrant orange to calm yellow and pitch black, butterflies come in all colors. Bring your children to Four Rivers to learn about the native butterflies with a story, a hike, hands-on activities, crafts and free play.

Event requirements

Registration required by Tuesday, June 6: 815-722-9470.


Please register yourself along with your child.

This is an inclusive program, welcoming individuals of all abilities. We encourage experiencing all types of weather, so please dress yourself and your child accordingly.

The outdoor hike and activities may take place on paved and natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.