Your Dose of Nature 365 Days a Year

DuPage is a sought out urban escape for outdoor enthusiasts, and there’s good reason why. Studies show that spending time outdoors has a positive effect on your mood, your physical response to your environment, and your overall well-being. More importantly, studies show that the very act of being outside helps release tension and spending just 10 minutes a day outdoors can prolong your life and make you feel more connected with yourself and the world around you. So, whether you’re into kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, or simply walking – we invite you to venture outdoors in DuPage. #DuMoreAdventuring
 

 
Click here for a full listing of events taking places in DuPage County.  


Upcoming Events:

Sensory Friendly Sundays

5/5/19 - 10/27/19
Sensory-Friendly Sundays offer the opportunity for families with children who are 18 months to 10 ye...More!

Brick Safari at Brookfield Zoo

5/11/19 - 9/29/19
Brick Safari features more than 40 life-size animal sculptures created from millions of individual c...More!

Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® bricks by Sean Kenney

5/24/19 - 9/15/19
Marvel at 15 larger-than-life, nature-themed displays created from nearly half a million LEGO bricks...More!

Arbor Evenings

6/5/19 - 8/28/19
Unwind with a mid-week break among the towering trees and beautiful natural landscapes of The Morton...More!

Little Acorns (18–35 months)

6/12/19 - 8/20/19
Little Acorns (18–35 months) - Children's Garden
Young explorers will hike, play, listen to sto...More!

Little Sprouts (3–5 years)

6/18/19 - 8/22/19
Little Sprouts (3–5 years) Children's Garden
Young explorers will hike, play, listen to stories...More!

Family Explorers Backpack

6/21/19 - 8/31/19
Family Explorers Backpack!

Rent a self-guided family backpack and enhance your visit. Bac...More!

Acorn Express Adventures

6/21/19 - 10/30/19
Acorn Express Adventures!
Hop on the Acorn Express for a family-friendly tram ride adventure th...More!

Troll Hunt

7/1/19 - 12/31/19
There have been reports of troll sightings in the woods of The Morton Arboretum! Six colossal creatu...More!

Family Twilight Adventures

7/12/19 - 8/23/19
Family Twilight Adventures! Enjoy a fun-filled adventure after hours at the Arboretum. Tie Dye fro...More!


Destinations:

Addison Park District

Discover leisure for your lifestyle at the Addison Park District. The Park District has 25 parks encompassing approximately 284 acres of green space i...More!

Brookfield Zoo

Open daily to inspire guests through extraordinary connections with animals, nature and each other. Brookfield Zoo features more than 216-acres and mo...More!

Burr Ridge Park District

The Burr Ridge Park District strives to promote quality living through quality leisure. To this end, the District emphasizes well maintained and equip...More!

Cantigny Park

This 500-acre park offers vast formal gardens, picnic grounds, a top-ranked public golf course and two museums: Robert R. McCormick Museum and First D...More!

Carol Stream Park District

Stay active! The national award-winning Carol Stream Park District offers a wealth of parks and recreational activities that you'd only expect to find...More!

Centennial Beach

Jump into summer fun at Centennial Beach! Six shaded acres, sand beach, water play features, diving complex & water depths catering to swimmers of ...More!

Cosley Zoo

Cosley Zoo exhibits native Illinois wildlife and domestic farm animals in an accessible manner for children. The zoo is open year-round and also featu...More!

Downers Grove Park District

Downers Grove Park District manages almost 600 acres of parks and facilities, and offers unique rental facilities including the historic Lincoln Cente...More!

DuPage County Trail System

DuPage County has 490 miles of recreational trails for cyclists, hikers, runners and equestrians. Trails scenically pass through forests, farms and do...More!

Elmhurst Park District

The Elmhurst Park District provides experiences for the lifetime enjoyment of people who live and play in Elmhurst....More!

Fischer Farm

The Bensenville Park District and the DuPage County Forest Preserve have been working to restore this property and land. Fischer Farm is believed to ...More!

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Get your daily dose of nature at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. We offer 60 forest preserves and five education facilities. Visit onli...More!

Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center

A 226 acre Forest Preserve offering visitors and residents 6 miles of trails, historic buildings, a nature center and outdoor recreational opportuniti...More!

Glen Ellyn Park District

Discover 300+ acres of fun: rock climbing, indoor turf, splash park, outdoor swimming, platform tennis, mini golf, tennis, sand volleyball, bocce ball...More!

Illinois Prairie Path

The Illinois Prairie Path (IPP) was the first successful "rail-to-trail" conversion in the United States and inspired a national rail-to-trail movemen...More!

Itasca Park District

The Itasca Park District provides education and year-round recreation for constructive and enjoyable leisure time experiences. Come out and enjoy Itas...More!

Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge

Designed by architect, R. Harold Zook and built in 1927, the Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge is located on 52 beautiful acres of woodland, a perfect se...More!

Lombard Park District

Enjoy a variety of recreational programs and special events for all ages at the Lombard Park District's 450 acres of quality parks and facilities....More!

Mayslake Peabody Estate

Tour Mayslake Hall, a Tudor Revival style mansion, once owned by coal baron F.S. Peabody. Witness restoration in progress at this nationally regist...More!

Millennium Carillon

The Millennium Carillon, a unique musical instrument consisting of 72 bells, is one of only four Grand Carillons in the world. Carillonneurs from arou...More!

Naper Settlement -- Outdoor History Museum

History comes to play at Naper Settlement, a 12-acre museum village with 30 historic structures, including a Victorian mansion, fort, chapel, one-room...More!

Naperville Park District

Parks and Recreation Agency serving a community of 140,000+ residents and guests through hundreds of recreation programs and events held annually....More!

Oak Brook Park District

The Oak Brook Park District represents five parks totaling 150 acres, and four facilities: Family Recreation Center (the Family Aquatic Center and Pre...More!

Oakbrook Terrace Park District

Enjoy a variety of fun special events and classes at the Oakbrook Terrace Park District. The Park District has three locations including: Heritage C...More!

Sheldon Peck Homestead

The home of nationally-known folk art painter Sheldon Peck, this 1839 house is listed on the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Fre...More!

The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum is The Champion of Trees, a living museum and scientific center that is also an engaging 1,700-acre garden that protects trees...More!

Warrenville Park District

FitnessNOW – State of the art cardiovascular equipment; Cybex cardio equipment with built in TV’s; three lane indoor track; strength training...More!

Westmont Park District

Providing numerous recreational & educational opportunities for seniors, adults, youth and preschoolers at our 18 parks, golf course, health club and ...More!

Wheaton Park District

Enjoy 829 acres of park facilities that include a water park, children's zoo, teams course, golf course, open space, athletic fields, sand volleyball,...More!




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