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The Bartlett Nature Center offers a wide variety of family, adult/child or child only programs throughout the year. These programs are listed in the current park district brochure.

Special Events

The Nature Center hosts a variety of special events throughout the year including Earth Day in April, a youth fishing derby in August, and a Halloween Bash in October. 

April 12, 2014 - Spring Has Sprung

April 12, 2014 - Urban Wildlife

April 18, 2014 - Creatures of the Night

Spring Come Celebrate Mother Earth in Our Earth Day Celebration. This is a free event with exhibitors, activities and live animal shows. Explore what you can do to help the planet and enjoy it’s beauty. Our Earth Day event takes place on Saturday, April 26th 12noon-4pm. If you would like to Sponsor or Exhibit at our Earth Day event please call 847-608-3100    

Summer Fishing Derby Saturday, August 9, 2014 Beaver Pond Park, Bartlett, IL. 2 blocks east of Rout 59. Four different awards groups divided by age. Bring your own pole. Bait is available for a minimal donation.

Fall Zombie Outbreak Dash (Run For Your Life) and Halloween Bash! October At the Bartlett Nature Center.Have a ghoulish good time as we rattle and roll around the nature center. Play games, creep along our spooktacular night hike, and create eerier delights. Come in costume for some trick or treat fun!

Winter Winterfest is a free event. Adopt a Husky will provide dog sledding demonstrations. Enjoy exhibitors and get outside and enjoy the winter at this free event. Winterfest takes place every other year.

Team Building

Coming together to build a positive group relationship, to strive for excellence in performance or to introduce new members to an established group dynamic, let us design and tailor a team building program especially for your group. Benefits of team building include: developing highly effective leaders, inspiring team members to achieve more, strengthening professional and personal relationships within the team, building confidence, and introducing new members to a group.

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