Programs and Events

The Bartlett Nature Center offers a wide variety of family, adult/child or child only programs and special events throughout the year relating to nature, scouts, and unique topics. These programs are listed in the current Park District brochure.



The Nature Center offers a variety of programs and special events.
All require advance registration unless noted. To reach the Bartlett Nature Center call 847-608-3100 press 2 when prompted.

November  Programs
Nov. 17 – Open Mic Night
Nov. 21- Day of Fun – DIY – Age: 6-13
Nov. 28 – Dec. 12 – Skills and Thrills Archery – Age: 10 through adult

December Programs
Dec. 1 – Open Mic Night
Dec. 1 – Katie’s Krafting Korner: Holiday – Age: 8 through adult
Dec. 2-14 – Beginning Target Archery – Age: 8 through adult
Dec. 2-16 – Intermediate Archery- Age 10 through adult
Dec. 26 -Day of Fun – Camp Hogwarts – Age: 6-13
Dec. 27 – Day of Fun – Superhuman – Age: 6-13
Dec. 28 – Day of Fun – Pre New Year’s Eve – Age: 6-13
Dec. 29 – Katie’s Krafting Korner: Winter Magic – Age: 8 through adult

















Special Events

The Nature Center hosts a variety of special events throughout the year including Earth Day in April, a Zombie Obstacle Course in October, and Winterfest in February of even years. To reach the Bartlett Nature Center call 847-608-3120.

Spring – Earth Day – April 27, 2019 from 12 noon – 4pm.
Fall – Zombie Obstacle Course – October
Winter – Winterfest takes place the month of February in even years. Adopt a Husky provides dog sledding demonstrations. Free activities, exhibitors, and winter fun round out this event.