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Registration is required.   Many programs fill up quickly, so please register early to guarantee a spot. Call 630-444-3190 or e-mail programs@kaneforest.com to register. 

Story Time at Creek Bend Nature Center

Treat your child to story times at Creek Bend Nature Center. This popular program series is for children (infants through 5-year olds) and their caregivers. St. Charles Public Library staff will read books, accompanied by finger plays, songs and more. All are welcome to enjoy the interactive exhibits in the Nature Center, following the program. All story times are free. Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or e-mail programs@kaneforest.com to register.

  • Friday, Feb. 16; 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Friday, March 2; 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Friday, April 20; 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Friday, May 18; 10:30 – 11 a.m.



    Creek Bend Nature Center
    LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve

    37W700 Dean St., St. Charles;
    FREE

Nature Tykes (for 3-year olds)

In this program geared for 3-year olds, we will explore the natural world through a variety of activities. Sessions include a combination of stories, nature hikes, songs, games, or crafts. A parent or caregiver must accompany child. Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

  • Animals in Motion
    Thursday, Feb. 22; 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    Creek Bend Nature Center
    LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
    37W700 Dean St., St. Charles
    $5/child

  • Nature's Sweet Treats
    Thursday, March 22; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

    Creek Bend Nature Center
    LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
    37W700 Dean St., St. Charles
    $5/child

  • Frog Pond
    Thursday, April 26; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

    Creek Bend Nature Center
    LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
    37W700 Dean St., St. Charles
    $5/child

  • So Many Butterflies!
    Thursday, May 24; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

    Creek Bend Nature Center
    LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
    37W700 Dean St., St. Charles
    $5/child


Little Naturalists (for 4-5-year olds)

In this hour-long program for 4-5 year olds, children will discover the wonders of nature through stories, nature hikes, songs, games, or crafts. (Note: This is a "drop-off" program; adults and siblings may enjoy the trails or wait in the nature center during program.) Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

  • Animals in Motion
    Thursday, Feb. 22; 1 – 2 p.m.

    Creek Bend Nature Center
    LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
    37W700 Dean St., St. Charles
    $5/child

  • Nature's Sweet Treats
    Thursday, March 22; 1 – 2 p.m.

    Creek Bend Nature Center
    LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
    37W700 Dean St., St. Charles
    $5/child

  • Frog Pond
    Thursday, April 26; 1 – 2 p.m.

    Creek Bend Nature Center
    LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
    37W700 Dean St., St. Charles
    $5/child

  • So Many Butterflies!
    Thursday, May 24; 1 – 2 p.m.

    Creek Bend Nature Center
    LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
    37W700 Dean St., St. Charles
    $5/child

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