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Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center

A habitat improvement project will cause temporary trail closures. Signs will be posted when this occurs.


The Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center is at 3609 Spring Road in Oak Brook between 31st Street and York Road.


The center is open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. It is closed on Sundays and select holidays. The surrounding Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve is open one hour after sunrise to one hour after sunset.

General Info

Dogs are not allowed at the nature education center. They are allowed in the surrounding forest preserve but must be on leashes under 10 feet long. Alcohol is prohibited. Read our complete rules and regulations.

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Plan Your Visit

Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center offers an introduction to the local environment and its native plants and animals. Explore Salt Creek and learn how to identify common animals and their tracks. Get up close to a 13,000-year-old skeleton of a woolly mammoth or use microscopes and spotting scopes to examine creatures that call DuPage County home today.  Pick up a nature backpack and head out on the trail to explore nature.

Scheduled programs for individuals, families, and groups focus on natural resources and feature activities from tapping maple trees, identifying spring wildflowers to tracking resident and migrant wildlife. Kids entering kindergarten through 4th grade can enjoy hands-on experiences with summer camp, and Scouts can earn badges while enjoying the outdoors.

Groups can also plan special excursions with our Find It at Fullersburg program.

Southeast of the center within the surrounding Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve is historic Graue Mill and Museum, the only operating waterwheel gristmill in Illinois. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mill is home to programs on milling, spinning, and weaving illustrate life between 1850 and 1890 and the effect mills had on the area’s culture.

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Fullersburg Woods Programs & Events

In additon to the programs below, watch for special pop-up programs at Fullersburg Woods. Sign up for "POPUP" text alerts for updates!

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