Sand Ridge Nature Center

Sand Ridge Nature Center

15891 Paxton Ave, South Holland (IL), 60473, United States

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(708) 868-0606

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Now OPEN
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MO 09:00 – 17:00 SA 09:00 – 17:00
TU 09:00 – 17:00 SU 09:00 – 17:00
WE 09:00 – 17:00
TH 09:00 – 17:00
FR 09:00 – 17:00
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One of six educational centers in the Forest Preserves of County, Illinois, nature centers are the gateway to understanding and appreciating the diverse landscape of ecosystems, animals, and plant life in Cook County.

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Description

Trails and Grounds: 8am – 5pm daily

Building: 9am –5pm daily, exhibit hall closed Fridays

NOTE: Building and grounds closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

One of six educational centers in the Forest Preserves of County, Illinois, nature centers are the gateway to understanding and appreciating the diverse landscape of ecosystems, animals, and plant life in Cook County.

Sand Ridge Nature Center offers guided nature walks, demonstrations, and special events year round. Visitors can enjoy up to 4 miles of trails. Each trail passes through a number of habitats, including prairies, oak savannas and woodlands on ancient beaches and sand dunes, marshes and ponds. Trail maps and program brochures are available at the nature center.

Field trips for schools and groups may be scheduled throughout the year. All groups of 15 of more must schedule their visits in advance. For more information please call (708) 868-0606

Sand Ridge offers free science and nature programs that address Illinois Learning Standards for specific grade levels. Programs may feature: hands-on interactive activities, real animal and plant specimens, and/or handouts for the classroom. For more information please call (708) 868-0606

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