4650 Brummel St.Skokie, IL 60076
847-674-1500, ext. 2500
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.
Emily Oaks Special Use Rules
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FREE Woodland Bingo Scavenger Hunt
Earth Day Photos
Weekdays 8 a.m. – sunset
Saturday 8 a.m. – sunset
Sunday 10 a.m. – sunset
Lobby open for customer service only
Restrooms open from the outside only
Weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
No room rentals currently
Lee Hansen at LAHansen@SkokieParks.org
Outdoor Adventures & Indoor Celebrations.
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Ages 3 & up.
Resident rate: $185
Non-resident rate: $230
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.
Growing Sprouts Photo Tour
Growing Sprouts Orientation Video
Growing Sprouts Parent Handbook
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:
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.
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.
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.