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Lake View Nature Center

The Lake View Nature Center is home to engaging and educational nature programs! In addition, you can book a nature themed birthday party or group outing with us! The Lake View Nature Center is committed to providing a positive experience to all of our guests. Contact us at 630-941-8747 with program questions or to book a group or birthday party.

Parking Information

Our small lot (ten spaces plus one van-accessible handicapped spot) fills up quickly. Parking along the west side of the access drive from Hodges Rd. is allowed but please keep close to the curb to keep the drive open. No parking along east side of access drive or parking area. Street parking is not allowed on Hodges Rd. but additional parking is available around the corner on Monterey Ave. Be sure to keep your tires on the gravel as the police will ticket if they are touching the grass. Also please respect our neighbors. We do not have permission to park in the Destination Maternity/Bedding Experts or Service Graphics lots. For large gtoups, parking is available in the lower level of the 1 Parkview Plaza building near the Oakbrook Terrace Park District Fitness Center. The entrance is on 22nd street (same light as REI). Jog to the right as you enter and go down the ramp. Access to Terrace View Park and the Nature Center is through the Fitness Center or a door near the baseball field.

Lake View Nature Center News

First Aid for Kids

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 12:00pm

This American Red Cross class teaches children basic health and safety tips focusing on shock, bleeding, choking, the Heimlich maneuver, burns, poisons and much more! Many hands on activities are provided for additional reinforcement. Upon completion of the class, a Red Cross certificate is received.

Ages: 6-10
Fee: $31 R/$39 NR
Register by: Mar 2
Location: Clarendon Hills Park District, 315 Chicago Ave.

Home Alone

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am

Does your child stay at home occasionally by themselves, care for siblings, babysit or is just ready to accept responsibility? If the answer is yes, this class is for your child. Topics covered include: safety in the home, use of keys, what to do in case of an emergency, strangers, and house rules. Upon completion of this class, a Red Cross certificate is received.
Ages: 6-10
Fee: $31 R /$39 NR
Register by:Mar 2
Location: Clarendon Hills Park District, 315 Chicago Ave

STEM-St. Patrick’s Day Slimeology Lab

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

Kids will make goo and then customize it at the concoction center to please their senses. Get crazy and gear up with goggles, test tubes, and more for this extremely messy experience. Play with 15 different kinds of slime and Splat Balls too! Edible Slime? YES! We will eat a slime themed snack. All kids go home with a test tube of slime as a souvenir!
Ages: 5-11 Program fee: $22 R /$28 NR Register by: Mar 7