Knoch Knolls Nature Center

320 Knock Knolls Rd. • Naperville, IL 60565

TICKET INFO: Open to the Public


Visitors are invited to explore the fascinating DuPage River and its branches that teem with life of all kinds. The East Branch and West Branch of the DuPage River join together here at Knoch Knolls Park, creating a unique confluence of water and land. The Nature Center provides a window into the underwater world found right in our community. Take a journey back in time through our interpretive exhibits that tell the tale of the river's formation, local wildlife and the river's impact on the lives of our ancestors up through the present day. The 900-gallon freshwater tank provides a glimpse into the world of the river. The spacious deck overlooking the pond and the West Branch of the DuPage River sets the stage for beginning your outdoor exploration. Additionally, the Nature Center's numerous LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) features, including a cistern for collecting rainwater and the "living wall," illustrate the importance of conserving our natural resources for future generations.

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    Does your child love nature and animals? Then choose a nature-themed birthday party at Knoch Knolls Nature Center. Your two-hour party starts with a 90-minute guided program with the remaining 30 minutes reserved for cake and presents. We provide a cupcakes from DeEtta's Bakery, invitations and a themed party favor for each child. Cost is $259(R)/$289(NR) for up to 12 children, including the birthday child.