Heller Nature Center

2821 Ridge Road Highland Park, IL 60035

Phone: 847.433.6901

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Visitors can enjoy a 97-acre preserve with oak-hickory forests, tall grass prairie, oak savanna and natural wetlands. Three miles of trails offer nature and solitude. Visitors can picnic, participate in a program, play in Wander Woods or learn more about these habitats in the Interpretive Center and nature exhibit which features bees, fish and birds. Cross-country skis available to rent during winter.

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Father's Day Forest Find at Heller Nature Center
6/16/24
Dads and kids will work in teams to solve the Father’s Day Scavenger&... View More
Summer Solstice Science at Heller Nature Center
6/20/24
Learn about the summer solstice, trace some shadows, and make your own sola... View More
Milkweed and Monarchs - Butterfly Watch at Heller Nature Center
6/22/24
Find them fluttering among the milkweed flowers! See some up-close Monar... View More
Stories in the Woods at Heller Nature Center
6/26/24
Enjoy an interactive story with a naturalist, then adventure on a short hik... View More
Stories in the Woods at Heller Nature Center
7/10/24
Enjoy an interactive story with a naturalist, then adventure on a short hik... View More
Summer Wild Edible Walk at Heller Nature Center
7/13/24
Eat the forest! Join The Wild Dryad on a foraging tour of Heller’s... View More
Stories in the Woods at Heller Nature Center
7/24/24
Enjoy an interactive story with a naturalist, then adventure on a short hik... View More
Stories in the Woods at Heller Nature Center
8/7/24
Enjoy an interactive story with a naturalist, then adventure on a short hik... View More
Crafting with Kids at Heller Nature Center
8/11/24
A program for parents and grandparents looking for a fun, outdoor experienc... View More
Honey Harvest Demo at Heller Nature Center
8/18/24
The honey bees have been working all summer making the famous Heller Honey.... View More
Stories in the Woods at Heller Nature Center
8/21/24
Enjoy an interactive story with a naturalist, then adventure on a short hik... View More
Glow Out and Play at Heller Nature Center
8/23/24
As summer days shorten and night starts falling earlier, join in at Heller ... View More

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