North Park Village Nature Center’s free activities are offering Chicagoans a way to reconnect with nature and it could be just what we need.
North Park Village Nature Center is hosting a magical evening of stargazing at the end of the month offering some respite from the city clamor and a chance to reconnect with nature.
On the last Friday of each month, North Park Village Nature Center opens later than usual allowing guests to enjoy a self-guided nocturnal hike through the 46-acre nature preserve in all its glory.
The natural paradise usually closes once the sun goes down but this special event will provide guests with the opportunity to spend time amongst the nocturnal wildlife long after dark when the stars are best observed.
There is no registration necessary and no fees whatsoever but the Chicago Park District will be operating in accordance with the City of Chicago health and safety guidelines requiring the wearing of masks and the practice of social distancing.
With the current weather, you’ll have to wrap up and wear the right gear but the woodlands and trails are at their most magical this time of year.
Visitors can also enjoy exploration through Walking Stick Woods, a 12-acre woodland with cultural features and much-loved natural play spaces that offer the perfect natural escape for kids during the daytime.
The special event, taking place tomorrow March, 26, takes place on the last Friday of each month 26. It is suitable for all ages who might be interested in some sensational stargazing and searching for nocturnal animals that live in the park. As always, there is free parking and no registration required.
For any questions, and to inquire about weather conditions, the Nature Center can be contacted at 312-744-5472.
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