Prairie Grass Nature Museum
The Prairie Grass Nature Museum will open for regular Fall hours on Sept. 7, 2021. Fall hours are:
- Saturdays and Sundays: Noon - 2 pm
- Tuesdays 10 am - 1 pm
- Wednesdays: Noon - 3 pm
- Thursdays: 10 am - 1 pm
- Closed Mondays and Fridays
The Prairie Grass Nature Museum and Interpretive Nature Trail lets everyone explore and discover in a hands-on, interactive atmosphere. If you have questions, our qualified museum staff can tell you all about our exhibits and animals in a way that will make our museum one of your favorite places to spend time. There's a lot to see and experience, we encourage you to visit as often as you like. We're located at the Aquatics Center & Nature Museum Building.
Name Our Snake Contest
The Prairie Grass Nature Museum has added a new snake, but it doesn't have a name, yet.
So, we're having a contest to name our snake.
The snake is an eastern foxsnake. It is native to the northern one-half of Illinois. This kind of snake lives in farmlands, prairies, pastures and woods. It is active during the day. It may find shelter under logs, boards or in other animals' burrows.
Email your snake name suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the museum to submit your best name ideas by Sept. 30!
Contest open to ages 12 and under.
Nature Discovery Packs
Discovery Packs are available to borrow. Contact the Nature Museum and we'll loan out a Nature Discovery Pack for your next nature walk - free of charge. It includes: magnifying glass, compass, binoculars, ruler, IL plant ID guide, IL wildlife ID guide, laminated activity sheets, and markers. It's the perfect companion to have out in the woods! Contact Kathy Paczynski, Recreation Supervisor, at 847-886-5096 to arrange to borrow a Nature Discovery Pack by picking it up at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center, 814 Hart Road, Round Lake, during guest services hours.
- Early Education programs for children with parents
- School-Age Programs
- Camps; Summer, Fall and Winter
Fishing and Paddling programs
Through the assistance of the Huebner Fishery Management Foundation, the Round Lake Area Park District is working to promote good fishing for all age and skill levels, the achievement of a reasonable diverse fish population, and the safe enjoyment of all water recreation activities through public opportunities and education. For more information on our fishing and paddling programs, see HERE
Enjoy the great outdoors and interact up close with nature! All birthday parties include 60 minutes of naturalist-led activities, indoor or outdoor, and 30 minutes inside for gifts and food. Birthday child can choose to take a photo with one of our live animals.
Teachers, Educators & Scout Leaders check out the educational programs we offer:
If you would like more information regarding availability, contact Kathy Paczynski at 847-886-5096 or complete the appropriate fillable agreement form and email it to email@example.com.