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Nature Programs


Adult Nature Programs
From classes on astronomy and gardening tips to nature center tours, adult nature programs offer more in depth information about a wide range of science themes, topics of concern and sustainable practices. Collaborative programs with research facilities and environmentally-based organizations, like The Conservation Foundation and the Master Gardeners, provide expert information and advice.

Youth Nature Programs
Does your child love butterflies, or bats, or catching critters from the river? These one-time, one-topic programs offer children the chance to investigate and explore nature under the guidance of a knowledgeable naturalist and with children who share their interests. Our goal is to educate and excite young minds while helping them develop a love of nature.

Family Nature Programs
Whether visiting the nature center at night or camping under the stars, these family programs are designed for people of all ages to experience nature together.

Nature Camps
Nature Camps are a great way for your child to take part in a hands-on outdoor adventure during spring, summer and winter break. Camps emphasize outdoor exploration and investigation. Activities include games, art, science experiments, hikes, stories and more. Held during the weekday, camps range from 2-4 days in length and are offered for specific age groups.

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Scout Badge Programs
We also offer Scout Badge Programs click the cover below to view the available programs.

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Upcoming Registration Dates
Jul 8, 2016 - 8:30am
Resident Registration - Autumn Programs
Aug 11, 2016 - 8:30am
Nonresident Registration - Autumn Programs

Important Information
First-Time Registrants
Individuals wanting to register online for Naperville Park District programs must first establish an account with us. In order to be eligible for the resident fee, proof of residency within the Naperville Park District is required by submitting one of the following documents: driver's license, preprinted personal check or City of Naperville utility bill.

To register, fill out the online registration form. You also can submit your proof of residency by emailing it to, by fax at 630-848-5001 or at Naperville Park District's Administration Building, the 95th Street Center or the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center.

We will set up your account and issue you a "Barcode and PIN," then you will be free to register through RecEnroll, our online registration system. Call 630-848-5000 or go to to set up your account today.


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