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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.

Oct. 7   Facepainting

Oct. 9 DIY Hand-Dipped Candles

Oct. 9 Creature Make Up class

Oct. 10 Leaf it Up

Oct. 10  Fall on the Prairie

Oct. 16 Miniature Mosaics

Oct.18 Migration, Hibernation, and Life of the Fall

Oct. 23 DIY Soap Stamps

Oct. 23 Tap-Dancing Turtles

Oct. 30 Night Life of the Wild

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. 

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

Sept. 9 thru Dec. 9 - New! Homeschool Specials

Oct. 17 - Zombie Outbreak Dash ( Run For Your Life)

Oct. 24 - Halloween Bash

Nov. 14 - Murder at the Groovy A Go-Go

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 in even years.

Spring - Earth Day 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

Summer - Fishing Derby is a free event that takes place at Beaver Pond.

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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696 W. Stearns Rd., Bartlett, IL