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Have you wanted to learn about nature and never knew where to begin?

Have you always wanted to learn about nature and never knew where to begin? A Heller Naturalist can create a program that is based around your interest and needs including leading your group on a nature walk, teaching a workshop, helping you earn a scout badge or visiting your group for an informational discussion. We also have a variety of established programs; pricing information is below for resident/non-resident.

Programs can take place at Heller Nature Center or Rosewood Beach locations.

To inquire about booking or designing a program for your group, please call Meghan Meredith at 847.579.4183.

  • Archery $8.75/$9 per person

  • Beekeeping (here at Heller or we can bring a portable observation beehive to you) $8.75/$9 per person

  • Campfire and hike $10.75/$11 per person

  • Canoeing at $195 for up to 6 participants

  • Cross country skiing $10.75/$11 per person

  • Fire Building $8.75/$9 per person

  • Geocaching $8.75/$9 per person

  • Naturalist Badge $8.75/$9 per person

  • Pond Discovery $8.75/$9 per person

  • Shelter Building $8.75/$9 per person

Self-Guided

If you enjoy roasting marshmallows or love sitting by a fire, campfire rings are available for rental upon reservation. Make your reservation at least two weeks in advance by calling 847.433.6901.

Take yourself through nature. Heller Nature Center is open dawn to dusk for you and your group to walk the trails and explore the natural wonders of our 97-acre preserve. Visit our Log Cabin’s Design in Nature exhibit filled with hands-on activities. Stop inside the Interpretive Center during business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm; Saturday 9am-3pm) and visit our Nature Exhibit featuring a bird watching station, a 450-gallon aquarium and interactive displays about the three main biological communities found at Heller or check out one of our seasonal scavenger hunts available at the front desk.

Questions?

Contact Us

Jessica
Reyes
Manager
847.579.4182
Meghan
Meredith
Naturalist
847.579.4183
Amy
Banner
Naturalist
847.579.4184
Chris
Maliszewski
Assistant Director of Recreation & Facilities
847.579.3108