SUMMER 2021   
A facility of the St. Charles Park District
Sessions Begin June 7  --  Sign Up Today!
Nature In Your Neighborhood- Fireflies
Ages 2+
W     Jul 7  |  7:30-8:30pm  (#27458)   DP
W     Jul 7  |  7:30-8:30pm  (#27459)   DWP*
W     Jul 14  |  7:30-8:30pm  (#27460)   HHP
W     Jul 14  |  7:30-8:30pm  (#27461)   CMP
RES $5/NR $8

Hickory Knolls is coming to your local park with one of our favorite summertime programs! Bring the family out for an evening with our best-known night-time flyers - fireflies! Learn a bit about these fabulous creatures, then we'll head out for some good-natured fun collecting, counting and releasing. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit with your family group.
DP= Davis Park
DWP= Delnor Woods Park*
HHP= Harvest Hills Park
CMP=Cranston Meadows Park
*Meet at pavilion off of Wing Street

Friday Family Fun Camp
Ages 4+
F     Jun 25  |  10am-12pm  (#27339)
F     Jul 9  |  10am-12pm  (#27341)
F     Jul 23  |  10am-12pm  (#27343)
F     Jul 30  |  10am-12pm  (#27344)
F     Aug 6  |  10am-12pm  (#27345)
RES $60/NR $90 up to 8 people 

Think grown-ups have to miss out on the fun of nature camp? We don't think so! Grab the kids and get ready to explore the great outdoors in this mini version of camp that will fit any family's schedule. Enjoy a hike, critter visits and camp themed activities all before lunch.

Not the Last Dragon

Ages 5-10
W     Jun 23  |  2-3pm  (#27347)
W     Jul 21  |  2-3pm  (#27348)
W     Aug 4  |  2-3pm  (#27349)
RES $15/NR $23 

Don't let the other reptiles fool you. They all might have scales, but they can't call themselves dragons. Meet and greet some resident reptiles and then let the bearded dragon tell you all you need to know about real life dragons. End with a take home craft.

The Right Tree for Me
Ages 18+
Tu     Aug 24  |  7-8pm 
RES $10/NR $15  (#27462)

Fall is a wonderful time for planting trees and the end of summer is a great time to learn how to select one that will thrive in your yard. Learn the benefits of native species that will enhance the natural beauty and local ecosystem. Armed with your new found knowledge, you can put your green thumb to work soon! Program includes an indoor presentation and short hike.

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All shows are FREE through July! Sign Up Today!
Guided Programs: 1 hour, $50/15 scouts,
Offered M-F after school and
select Wednesday evenings & weekends

Self-Guided Programs:
$15 for 1-day use of
curriculum and materials, used on- or off-site

Programs scheduled on a first-come, first served basis

Naturalists assistance for individual scouts working on Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards or an Eagle Scout Rank
To schedule a scouting adventure, contact 
Laura McCoy at 630-513-4393 or  
For more program details, visit
HK Outreach

If you can't get out into Nature, let Nature come to you! Hickory Knolls' traveling naturalists bring slides, artifacts and other hands-on items to engage your group in interactive learning at your location.

Senior Living and Assisted Care Facilities
10% discount for booking 3 or more programs

Summer 2021 Topics
June: Leave It to Beavers: Nature's engineers
find their way in suburbia
July: Porch Light Night Life: Insects and more outside your door
August: Of Moths and Memories: Getting to know Gene Stratton Porter's A Girl of the Limberlost

Programs available at HKDC, from traveling naturalists to your site or virtually via Zoom.

$50/program up to 15 children
$3 each add'l child
* Animal Adventures
* Rock'n with the Reptiles
* Bug Bonanza
We have a unique space for you! 
Weddings, Business Meetings, Family Gatherings
Ceremonies & Celebrations!
The Hickory Knolls Discovery Center is a 10,500 sq. ft. building featuring a spacious lobby that soars more than 20 feet in height, with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame views of the oak savanna just outside the doors. Audio visual technology and wifi available. Access to nature center exhibits and grounds including native gardens and more than 130 acres of natural areas. 
Available weekdays, evenings and weekends. Kitchen available at an additional fee.
For more information: Emile-Margaret Spangler
at 630-513-4345 or
All programs held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, unless noted.
3795 Campton Hills Road  |  630-513-4399  |
RES=Resident / NR=Nonresident