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.
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.
•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 – Prairie Time
*Topics are subject to change.