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Red Oak Nature Center
Monday to Friday - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
With the help of the natural world, chidlren will discover self-expression, decision-making and intellectual growth. Each day will include practicing letter sounds, colors, shapes and numbers - all with the help of Mother Nature! Winter classes are ongoing; spring classes run March 4 through May 23. Info page. Parent Handbook.
Red Oak Nature Center can be found in the midst of 40 wooded acres on the east bank of the Fox River. You’ll learn about nature’s secrets as you visit the center and explore the woods. Hike along the trails and enjoy the seasonal, ever-changing beauty of the grounds. There is something new and different to see at Red Oak every month.
Pause for a moment to take in the view from the observation deck overlooking the river. Located a short hike from the Nature Center, Devil’s Cave is one of the most popular attractions. Rich in folklore, you can learn about the legend of the cave inside the Nature Center. Inside the center, you’ll find exhibits on natural history designed to spark imagination and curiosity. These displays invite “hands-on” participation and lead to a better understanding of the natural world.
Red Oak is a unique and beautiful place to visit in every season. Watch this video for a sneak peek, but be sure to come out to see it all in person.
Your opinion matters to us--let it be heard! Take a few moments and tell us what you think by filling out our Red Oak Nature Center facility survey. Your feedback will help guide us. Note: The survey is limited to one response per computer. If you require immediate assistance on an issue, please contact the facility manager.