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: Fourth or Fifth Saturday of every month (except December & November) from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. 

Check our calendar for updated dates!

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 – Woodland Wilderness

•October – Nocturnal Nights

•November – No Discovery Day

•December – No Discovery Day

•January – Busy Winter Birds

•February – Amazing Adaptations

•March – Migration Matters

•April - Spring Showers

•May – Wonderful Wetlands

•June – Reptiles + Amphibians

•July 20th – Prairie Time

*Topics are subject to change.