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MUSEUMS + NATURE CENTERS  

St. charles

PRIMROSE FARMS

5N726 Crane Rd., St. Charles
(630) 513-4370

 

ADMISSION: Varies with each program (free to roam the grounds)

HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 3:00pm | Sunday: Closed | Grounds: Daily, dawn - dusk

  • 100+ acres of farmland that includes restored farm buildings, farm animals, fruit orchards

  • Drop-in programs include hand milking a jersey cow, collecting eggs from the chicken coop, groom a horse, feed the animals, or harvest vegetables in the garden

  • Custom events and birthday parties available

St. Charles

HICKORY KNOLLS

DISCOVERY CENTER

3795 Campton Hills Drive, St. Charles
(630) 513-4399

 

ADMISSION: FREE, but donations appreciated

HOURS: Tuesday - Wednesday and Friday - Saturday: 10:00am- 4:00pm | Thursday: 10:00am- 8:00pm | Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Animals on exhibit include several varieties of turtles, snakes, and frogs.

  • Indoor turtle pond

  • 130 acres of woodland with paths and trails YEAR ROUND!

St. charles

1850 BEITH HOUSE

8 Indiana Street, St. Charles

(630) 377-6424

 

ADMISSION: $1 suggested per patron

HOURS: Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 4:00pm (June 2 - August 25), or by appointment​

  • Handsome limestone restored Greek Revival home

  • Operates as a Preservation Study House, illustrating both interior and exterior restoration techniques

  • Patrons can go on a scavenger hunt, collecting clues to uncover mysteries at the house 

ST. CHARLES

1843 DURANT HOUSE

37W700 Dean Street, St. Charles

(630) 377-6424

ADMISSION: $2 suggested for adults

HOURS: Thursdays from 1:00pm - 4:00pm (June 2 - August 25, CLOSED ON JULY 4) | Sundays from 1:00pm - 4:00pm (June 2 - September 29; closed August 11 for PRIVATE EVENT)

  • Original farmhouse - restored and furnished

  • Kane County’s own “little house on the prairie” 

  • Costumed docents teach about family life, food preparation, games, and activities from the era 

  • Special events each month during the summer 

  • Hands-on experiences for old and young 

ST. CHARLES

PIONEER SHOLES SCHOOL

37W700 Dean Street St. Charles
(630) 377-6424

ADMISSION: $1 suggested

HOURS: June 2 - September 29, 2019, on Sundays from 1:00pm - 4:00pm (closed August 11, 2019 for a PRIVATE EVENT)

  • Group tours available year-round

  • One-room schoolhouse with a teacher sharing lessons and games from 1872

ST. CHARLES

CREEK BEND NATURE CENTER

37W700 Dean Street, St. Charles
(630) 444-3190

ADMISSION: FREE

HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm | Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Located in LeRoy Oaks Forest Preserve

  • Interactive exhibits with hands-on learning opportunities

ST. CHARLES

ST. CHARLES

HISTORY MUSEUM

215 E. Main Street, St. Charles
(630) 584-6967

ADMISSION: $5 suggested donation

HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm ***Closed in January

  • Three rotating exhibits, but the main exhibit delves into St. Charles’s rich history

  • Curious Fox Gift Shop

ST. CHARLES

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