529 Forestview AvePark Ridge, Illinois
The Wildwood Nature Center building is open to those registered for in-person programs at the location, but closed to the general public. Please check our homepage for more information.
When you visit Wildwood Nature Center, you feel transported — to somewhere far away from where you really are, to a state of mind that leaves you feeling peaceful and enriched.
Explore Wildwood's grounds with a self-guided walk through our five-acre natural oasis and enjoy our two ponds, restored native prairie, and woodland walk.
Inside Wildwood, get up close and personal with nature through live animal interactions, the Nature Nook play room, and hands-on displays.
Register for a class or a workshop, or simply enjoy the pond and prairie during each seasonal change. It’s all here for you to enjoy!
Admission is FREE!
Donations are kindly accepted to support the care of our animals. A donation box is located inside the building. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Wildwood Visiting & Nature Nook Hours
Nature Nook playroom is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between May 25-Aug 17.
Learn about your favorite animals during feeding time as Wildwood staff tends to over 35 animals at the Nature Center.
Hours: Wednesdays & Saturdays: 10:30am and 3:30pm
To provide environmental education, outreach programs and natural experiences for people of all ages; strive to increase biodiversity, stewardship and awareness of the natural world; and mentor and lead individuals to respect and appreciate local wildlife and the environment.
Looking for a ‘wild’ time? You can find it with a party at Wildwood Nature Center! The perfect location for your child's next birthday celebration.
Our fun nature and animal-inspired parties are a unique way to celebrate your next event both indoors and outdoors. Or, choose a party that is not only fun for your guests but also helps to support Wildwood Nature Center.