Skokie's thirteen-acre savanna and also nature facility is an oasis complete of indigenous wildflowers, grasses, oak trees, a two-acre pond, and also trails. Residing and also visiting city wildlife consists of Great Blue Herons, Coyotes, Flying Squirrels, Northern Water Snakes, Red Foxes and Cooper's Hawks. The indoor nature facility supplies classes, meeting rooms and the interactive Woodland also Wander Inn.

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Emily Oaks Special Use Rules

Click right here for Skokie Park District COVID-19 general guidelinesand also the standing of all infrastructure and also parks.

FREE Woodland also Bingo Scavenger Hunt

Earth Day Photos

Gate & Trail Hours

Weekdays 8 a.m. – sunsetSaturday 8 a.m. – sunsetSunday 10 a.m. – sunset

Visitor Facility Hours

Lobby open up for customer service onlyRestrooms open up from the exterior onlyWeekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.Saturday TBDSunday TBDNo room rentals currently

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Activity Shelters Bike Trail Access Classrooms Dogs not permitted Interactive Nature Exhilittle Kitchen Meeting & Party Room Rentals Parking Playgrounds Pond Walking Paths Map


Birthday Parties & Rentals

Birthday Parties

Outdoor Adendeavors & Indoor Celebrations.

Click right here for party descriptions and also reservation details.

Ages 3 & up.Resident rate: $185Non-resident rate: $230

Room Rentals

RoomCapacityResident/Non-res Fee
Program Room70$80/$160
Classroom A35$45/$90

Farming Sprouts Preschool

Growing Sprouts 2021-22!


September 10, 2021 to May 27, 2022 (92 classes)
September 9, 2021 to May 26, 2022 (65 classes)

This at an early stage learning regimen combines typical preinstitution activities via outdoor discovery and also exploration. A majority of your child’s morning will certainly be spent normally learning through outdoor play. Children will certainly usage devices to conduct easy science experiments; learn around plants, pets and habitats; observing the changing seasons; and also play freely in nature. Children must be toilet-trained. Call Emily Oaks at (847) 674-1500, ext. 2500 for deposit and also billing information.

See more: The Nature Conservancy Rochester Ny, The Nature Conservancy In New York

Farming Sprouts Photo TourGrowing Sprouts Orientation VideoFarming Sprouts Parent Handbook

Register here&module=AR&primarycode=640422" target="_blank">640422-02 / M-W-F / 9:30A to 12P / Res: $2,024 / NR: $2,530
&module=AR&primarycode=640422" target="_blank">640422-04 / M-W-F / 1 to 3:30P / Res: $2,024 / NR: $2,530
&module=AR&primarycode=640422" target="_blank">640422-06 /Tu-Th / 9:30A to 12P / Res: $1,430 / NR: $1,788

School Groups

Emily Oaks offerseducational programsfor youngsters in preschool–6th grade. Our dynamic staff develop engaging outdoor discovering adendeavors that motivate students to proactively pursue these outcomes:

Understanding crucial ecological conceptsDeveloping positive feelings for the herbal worldPromoting lifestyles that are even more in harmony via the earth and also its life

Group size is restricted to 30 participants per activity. Minimum fees apply to teams of 10 students or much less. Payment is due at the time of your visit.

For more information,email School Program Coordinator,Cassie Schaeffer.For a magazine of tasks, click here.To schedule your college group, call Emily Oaks at (847) 674-1500, ext. 2500.

Scout & Youth Groups

Emily Oaks provides outdoor abilities and also nature exploration to earn scout badges. Reservations are compelled for all groups, so pleasemake bookings as early on as feasible.

For more indevelopment,e-mail School-age Program Coordinator, Cassie Schaeffer.For a complete directory of scout and also youth group activities, click right here.



The Emily Oaks Advocate Program supplies a selection of positions for anyone interested in a profitable volunteer endure. Our program gives a wonderful possibility for the city dweller to contact the natural world and also fulfill brand-new civilization via equivalent interests, while contributing to the programs and also operations at Emily Oaks Nature Center.