Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Location

Hidden Oaks Nature Center is located at 419 Trout Farm Road, north of Boughton Road in Bolingbrook.

Phone

815-722-4121

Hours

Visitor center

Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4p.m.
Sunday, Noon-4 p.m.
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Preserve

8 a.m.-sunset

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Hidden Oaks Nature Center offers visitors a place to learn about the natural environment around them, with hands-on exhibits, live reptiles and interactive play elements. Offerings and amenities include:

  • Public programs
  • Youth group programs
  • Nature playscape
  • Gift shop
  • Workshops and private event rentals
  • Nature-themed rental packages
  • Community events and exhibitions
  • Free district publications and trail maps

Visitor center amenities

The following permits are available for purchase at the nature center:

  • Camping permits
  • Dog park permits
  • Picnic permits

The nature center is open to the public free of charge.

Preserve amenities

The preserve surrounding Hidden Oaks Nature Center offers the following amenities and activities:   

  • Biking   
  • Hiking/running
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Picnicking
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing/kayaking