Event calendar

Wild Child

Event information

Date: Friday, July 28, 2023

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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A child kneeling on the ground examining the grass and plants. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

Answer the call of your wild child by getting your little one 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.

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

Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, July 27: 815-722-4121.


All children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

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.