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Programs & Events

Special Events

The Nature Center hosts a variety of special events throughout the year including Earth Day in April, and Winterfest in February of even years. To reach the Bartlett Nature Center call 847-608-3120.

Spring
Earth Day – April

Fall

Winterfest:
February in even years. Adopt a Husky provides dog sledding demonstrations. Free activities, exhibitors, and winter fun round out this event.

 

December 21  New! Antarctic Adventures – Age: 5-9

December 27  New! Here Comes Winter – Age: 7-10

December 28 New! Hibernation Vacation – Age: 7-10

December 30 New! Pre-New Year’s Eve Party – Age: All ages

Nature Center Specialty School Day Off Camps

Camps are held throughout the school year during school days off and include a variety of ages and encompass outdoor activities.

Fall 2020 Days of Fun

DAYS OF FUN – Age: 6-13

Dec. 21 Winter Solstice
Dec. 22 1920
Dec. 23 Christmas Traditions
Dec. 28 Southern Hemisphere
Dec. 29 Arctic Animals
Dec. 30 Pre New Year’s Eve Party

Jan. 5 – Drawing Comes to Life – 4:30-6pm – Age: 10-18

New! Little Tots Nature Class

Jan. 14 – Penguins – 10 – 11am – Age: 2 – 3  w/ participating adult

Jan. 28 – Polar Bears – 10 – 11am – Age: 2-3 w/ participating adult

Day of Fun

Jan. 18 – Winnie the Pooh – 9am-3pm – Age: 6-13

Jan. 29 – Puzzles – 9am – 3pm – Age: 6-13

Feb. 10 – Game Night! – 6 – 7:30pm – Age: 8-18

New! Little Tots Nature Class

Feb. 11 – Butterflies – 10 -11am – Age: 2-3 w/ participating adult

Feb. 25 – Owl – 10 -11am – Age: 2-3 w/ participating adult

Day of Fun

Feb. 15 – Owls – 9am -3pm – Age: 6-13

Feb. 26 – Legendary Creatures – 9am-3pm – Age: 6-13

 

Feb. 13 – Katie’s Crafty Korner – Valentine’s, Gnome for Love

Feb. 20 – Dinosaur – 1 -2pm – Age: 2-4 w/adult

Feb. 20 – Open Mic Night – 7 – 9pm – Age: Youth through adult