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Evening Programs at Crabtree Nature Center

  • Posted by Barrington Hills
  • On February 6, 2018


Friday, Feb 9 · 7:00 pm

Couples are invited to join us for a candlelit Valentines-themed evening hike where we will focus on love in the animal kingdom.  Adults only. Registration required. Call today to save your spot! 



Wee Wanderer Wednesdays

Join us for a special program for little naturalists, children ages 2-6 with caregiver.

Experience nature through storytelling, music, play, and art! We’ll spend some time outdoors if weather permits, so dress accordingly.

Wednesdays, Feb 7 & 21 at 10:00 am

Please note that space will be limited. Free tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 9:30 am for 16 children.


Fledgling Artist

Saturday, Feb 10 at 10:00 am

Meet an animal up close and be inspired to create a masterpiece in this program that blends artistic discovery with nature education.  Ages 7-10. $5 per child per class. Registration required. Call today for more information.


Stories from the Stars

Friday, Feb 16 · 7:00 pm. Gather around the fire, admire the beauty of the night sky, and listen to the stories of the constellations. Take a closer look with our telescope, roast a marshmallow or two, and kids can decorate their own scope to take home. All ages are welcome. $1 donation. Registration required. 

Resident Raptors

Not all birds fly south for the winter. Learn about the birds of prey that stay in Illinois year round. Examine a talon, touch a feather, and discover the raptors that call Crabtree home.  

Sunday, Feb 11 · 1:00 pm

Winter Bird Hike

Open your closets, grab your warmest winter gear and favorite optics for a winter bird hike. We will look for both winter migrants and resident birds on our local trail system. 

Sunday, Feb 18 · 1:00 pm

Under the Ice and Mud

Many of Crabtree’s critters spend winter under the ice and mud. Learn about local survival strategies and take a short walk to see who is up and moving around. Sunday, Feb 25 · 1:00 pm

Snowshoe Loaning

Snowshoes are available when snow is 4” or greater. Equipment is limited and is loaned with no charge on a first come, first serve basis. Driver’s license required.

Many programs require registration. Contact Crabtree Nature Center  (847) 381-6592