Nature Programming

Building Hours

Memorial Day-Labor Day

 Mon-Fri: 2-7 pm

 Sat & Sun: 12-5 pm



 Tue & Thu: 4-7pm 

 Sat & Sun: 11am-5pm

 Closed: Mon/Wed/Fri



 Sat & Sun: 11am-5pm 

Closed: Mon-Fri 


 Tue & Thu: 4-7pm 

 Sat & Sun: 11am-5pm

 Closed: Mon/Wed/Fri


The Springbrook Nature Center was recently remodeled inside with new exhibits installed! Visit our 10 resident raptors: Gyrfalcon, Red-tailed Hawks, Turkey Vulture, Barn Owl, Barred Owl,  Kestrel, and Screech Owl outside at the mews!

Registering & Rates

Register for programs online or at the Itasca Rec Center. Resident rates for nature programming apply to residents of the Itasca Park District and Village of Itasca.

Injured Wildlife

We no longer accept injured wildlife. Call Willowbrook Wildlife Center at 630-942-6200 if you have questions about injured wildlife.

Rent the Nature Center!

Rent the classroom, the Picnic Shelter or campfire ring for a fun and unique event. Please fill out a Room Rental Request Application. and turn it in the the Park District Registration Desk or email Chris at ccarling@itascaparkdistrict.comWe will work with you to schedule a date.

Donations Requested

  • Beads/buttons
  • Bird Seed
  • Firewood
  • Ribbons/Bows

Thank you!

Red Tailed Hawk Itasca Nature Center Wildlife

Scout Programs

Enjoy educational Boy & Girl Scout classes throughout the year. Programs are interactive and designed to teach awareness and appreciation for the environment while fulfilling requirements for the achievements, electives, and badges listed on our website at Call Chris at 630-773-2257 for more information.