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  • 419 Trout Farm Rd.- (630) 739-2600

  • Hidden Oaks Nature Center will continue with suspended operations until further notice. The community is welcome to enjoy the trails and outdoor spaces around the center. Please continue to respect the social distancing guidelines.


  • Things to do at Hidden Oaks:

    • Hike the paths/trails
    • Bird Watch
    • Have a picnic in the lawn or green roof
    • View all the wildlife from the Quercus Room
    • Play in the Family-Friendly Natural Play Area for FREE!
    • Visit the sensory garden, outdoor scupltures, and turtle enclosure
    • Walk our ADA Accessible boardwalk to the rain garden, back patio, and apiary
    • Rent a room for your next group outing
    • Visit all of our live animals

    Visit The Hands-On Discovery Center Interactive Exhibits:

    • Habitat Tree: Hunt for animal homes above and below while discovering the inner workings of a tree.
    • Animal Sound and Scent Wall: Listen and smell to match the sound or scent to local plants and animals.
    • Discovery Room: Visit each month for new nature-themed activities and hands-on fun.
    • Dream Roof: Visit the roof-top garden to picnic or surf the web with our FREE wi-fi.
    • Seedlings Preschool: Developing life-long learners through nature play.
    • Park Amenities: Hike to explore interpretive signs, a full-sized Wooly Mammoth made out of reclaimed steel, a buried car and so much more. Balance and climb at our nature playground or simply relax amongst the trees at our outdoor amphitheater.
    • Bee Hives: BEE AWARE! Hidden Oaks is home to three bee hives to educate our visitors of their many benefits and to harvest locally-grown honey. Honeybees are not aggressive unless provoked. Visitors sensitive or allergic to bee stings should exercise caution near hives. Purchase honey at the front desk while supplies last.