Event calendar

Wild Child

Event information

Date: Friday, January 26, 2024

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

Fee: Free!

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

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center

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Young children in snow gear walking in the snow. Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event details

Answer the call of your wild child by getting your toddler outside with this monthly nature-themed program. Join a naturalist for hands-on activities such as games, stories, crafts, hikes and more! The last Friday of each month we will have something new for you and your child to explore while getting a little dirt on those hands and knees.

Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Jan. 25: 815-722-4121.


Register everyone in your group, both children and adults.

Be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities as well as experiencing all weather types (rain, shine and even snow). Please dress accordingly.

Hidden Oaks Nature Center is an accessible facility. Trails are on natural surfaces over 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.