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Wildlife Discovery Center

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1401 Middlefork Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045


Phone: 847.810.3663
Fax: 847.283.8563

Distance From Gurnee Mills Mall: 10 (approx miles)
Distance From Naval Station Great Lakes: 5 (approx miles)
Distance From O Hare Airport: 20 (approx miles)
Distance From Six Flags Great America: 9 (approx miles)

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Description
The Wildlife Discovery Center is a special place offering programs for people of all ages who have an interest in wildlife and their habitat. Children's classes, adult programs, and school field trips focus on wildlife conservation, field biology, and ecology. The Center also offers self-guided nature hikes, workshops, eco-based summer camps, wildlife ecology trips, group presentations, traveling animal exhibits, and exciting volunteer opportunities. You can visit eye-to-eye with over 150 animals including a bobcat, raptors, Kookaburras, and an assortment of venomous and non-venomous reptiles like crocodilians, snakes, turtles and tortoises. The Wildlife Discovery Center is home to one of the largest public exhibits of rattlesnakes in North America, including four species that are native to Illinois. Indoor exhibits hours are Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The outdoor exhibits and walking trails are open year round. Visitor donations are welcomed and appreciated and help support the care of the animals at our center.

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Dates Event Name
03/12/17 - 03/12/17 Reptile Rampage


Meeting Facility Information
  • Unique Meeting Venue
  • Largest Meeting Room 800 (sqft)
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    Note: Some map locations are approximate. Please call the venue at 847.810.3663 for exact directions.


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    No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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