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Address

4650 Brummel St.
Skokie, IL 60076 Get Directions

Phone

847-674-1500, ext. 2500


Programs

Info & Events

This Skokie Park District visitor facility and restrooms are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See nature trail hours below.

Skokie's thirteen-acre savanna and nature center is an oasis full of native wildflowers, grasses, oak trees, a two-acre pond, and trails. Residing and visiting urban wildlife includes Great Blue Herons, Coyotes, Flying Squirrels, Northern Water Snakes, Red Foxes and Cooper's Hawks. The indoor nature center offers classes, meeting rooms and the interactive Woodland Wander Inn.

Nature Photography Contest
Art Show & Sale: American Jewish Artist's Club – Nature's Treasures
Native Plant Sale: Click here to check it out.

Earth Day Photos

The Trail is open the following hours:
Monday-Saturday: 8 a.m. – sunset
Sunday: 10 a.m. – sunset
The gate closes promptly at sunset, daily.
 

info-icon2 Lee Hansen at LAHansen@SkokieParks.org

Features

  • Activity Shelters
  • Bike Trail Access
  • Classrooms
  • Interactive Nature Exhibit
  • Kitchen
  • Meeting & Party Room Rentals
  • Parking
  • Playgrounds
  • Pond
  • Walking Paths Map

Birthday Parties & Rentals

Birthday Parties

Outdoor Adventures & Indoor Celebrations.

Click here for party descriptions and reservation details.

Ages 3 & up.
Resident rate: $185
Non-resident rate: $230

 

Room Rentals

Room Capacity Resident/Non-res Fee
Program Room 70 $80/$160
Classroom A 35 $45/$90
Kitchen   $35/$70

Growing Sprouts Preschool

Growing Sprouts 2020-21!

growing-sprouts-smMondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
September 9 to May 28, 2021 (94 classes) 

This early learning program combines traditional preschool activities with outdoor discovery and exploration. A majority of your child’s morning will be spent naturally learning through outdoor play. Children will use tools to conduct simple science experiments; learn about plants, animals and habitats; observing the changing seasons; and play freely in nature. Children must be toilet-trained. Call Emily Oaks at (847) 674-1500, ext. 2500 for deposit and billing information.

640422-01   9:30A-12P   Res: $1,974 / NR: $2,468
640422-03   1-3:30P       Res: $1,974 / NR: $2,468

School Groups

Emily Oaks offers educational programs for children in preschool–6th grade. Our dynamic staff create engaging outdoor learning adventures that motivate students to actively pursue these outcomes:

  • Understanding key ecological concepts
  • Developing positive feelings for the natural world
  • Promoting lifestyles that are more in harmony with the earth and its life

Group size is limited to 30 participants per activity. Minimum fees apply to groups of 10 students or less. Payment is due at the time of your visit.

For more information, email School Program Coordinator, Cassie Schaeffer.
For a brochure of activities, click here
To schedule your school group, call Emily Oaks at (847) 674-1500, ext. 2500.

Scout & Youth Groups

Emily Oaks offers outdoor skills and nature exploration to earn scout badges. Reservations are required for all groups, so please make reservations as early as possible. 

For more information, e-mail School-age Program Coordinator, Cassie Schaeffer.
For a full brochure of scout and youth group activities, click here.

Volunteers

 

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The Emily Oaks Advocate Program offers a variety of positions for anyone interested in a rewarding volunteer experience. Our program provides a wonderful opportunity for the urban dweller to get in touch with the natural world and meet new people with similar interests, while contributing to the programs and operations at Emily Oaks Nature Center.

Volunteer Workday Schedule through 8.23.20

View this brochure for more information and a volunteer application form.

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