Museums + Nature Centers
Lederman Science Education Center at Fermilab
HOURS: The Center is open to the public Monday–Friday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM and on Saturdays from 9:00 AM–3:00 PM. On holidays, call to check if the Center is open.
Lots of hands-on science exhibits
Designed for middle school students (ages 10+)
Groups of five or fewer can walk-in, but any larger need to schedule ahead
Red Oak Nature Center
LOCATION: 2343 S. River Street, Batavia
FEE: Admission is free for individuals and related families of 9 or fewer (suggested $1 donation per person). Entry for organized groups of 10 or more is $2 per person (required).
HOURS: Tuesday - Friday: 9:00am - 4pm | Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Forest Preserve on the Fox River
Home to the ONLY cave in the Chicagoland area!
Live animals in the wildlife room, including a 500 gallon turtle pond
Batavia Depot Museum
LOCATION: 1555 Houston Street, Batavia
FEE: $1 suggested per patron
HOURS: March - November on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays - Sundays: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
June through August
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1854 Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad Depot that houses several exhibits