Teachers: Hop on the Magic School Bus

Be a kid for a day and take a ride to explore, learn and enjoy interesting stops along the way.

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Make a Date for Nature

2019 is going to be the best year ever for DuPage forest preserve fun!

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Get Your 2019 Permits

Purchase annual permits for off-leash dog areas, water- or model crafts.

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Register for a Camp

Registration for summer camps is now open to all residents!

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"Take 5" at a DuPage Forest Preserve

Our Visitors Guide will help you find a DuPage forest preserve that's perfect place to "Take 5"!

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Connect to Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves


It's Lambing Season at Our Kline Creek Farm 

Visit Kline Creek Farm to see newly born lambs in the sheep fold, and tour other farmstead structures that house other animals, too.  


Discover the Benefits of Native Plants and Their Roots for Your Yard

Get tips for planting native plants in your yard for pollinators and other wildlife at the "Native Landscaping: All About Plants" program on Feb. 24.


Explore the Sweet Secrets of Tapping Maple Trees 

Discover how maple sap becomes sticky-sweet syrup at programs at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center and Kline Creek Farm.


Submit Your Repurposed Artwork for Exhibit at Mayslake Peabody Estate

Proposals for art featuring repurposed, recycled materials are due by March 5 at Mayslake Peabody Estate.


Join a Series of Guided, Interactive Illusions at "Impossible Apples"

Take in a magical performance by an illusionist where you'll create the impossible and predict the future.


Sign Up to Attend a Boating Safety Course Before Summer Arrives

Learn about boating safety, equipment and regulations to fulfill boater-education card requirements in Illinois.

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Programs & Events

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County offers scores of nature-related programs and activities for grownups, kids, families and groups year-round. Click below to register for programs, reserve shelters and campsites or purchase permits, and we'll see you soon!

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