Discover - Explore - Adventure

Discovery Day is a family-friendly, free monthly event where young explorers, ages 5 – 12, learn about a unique nature topic though creative and experiential learning. Children and guardians are invited go on a self-guided nature scavenger hunt using our monthly-themed check list or simply enjoy the trails. Indoor activities include stations dedicated to creative activities, like coloring or science-crafts, and experiential activities, like microscopes, demonstrations, games, models, and more. 

No registration is required; unless, you are interested in signing up to be a volunteer - or are bringing a large group. We are always looking for retired teachers, stay-at-home parents, future teachers, and subject experts to help us bring this exceptional experience to life. 


When: The fourth Saturday of every month (except December) from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. 

Where: The Welcome Center, 1591 Tower Ave., Edwardsville, IL.

Cost: Free

Registration: Groups (5-10 participants) must register via email or phone, one week in advance, for 10:00 am group spot.  Volunteers register via email or online sign-up. 

Educational Topics*:

•August – Bugs + Insects

•September – Into the Forest

•October – Creepy, Crawly, + Nocturnal

•November – No Discovery Day

•December – No Discovery Day

•January – Winter Animals

•February – Animal Adaptations

•March – March Migration

•April - Spring Celebration

•May – Wonderful Wetlands

• July – Reptiles/Amphibians

•July - On the Prairie

*Topics are subject to change.