Events

Holiday Hayride

Friday, December 13, 6.30 pm to 8:00 pm, 7.30 pm to 9:00 pm
$10 per person.
Registration early is recommended. There is a minimum of 15 and maximum of 25 participation

Our annual holiday hayrides will feature classic winter traditions. We'll ride on our hay wagon through the streets of Palos Heights singing Christmas carols, and then return to the Nature Center to enjoy food, crafts and other activities. Registration and payment to be made in person or by mail no later than Monday, December 3rd.

Winter On The Lake

Saturday, February 1, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, FREE (Donations accepted)
Join us for kid friendly winter activities such as face painting, crafts, visits with our animals and other activities.

Dyeing of the Waterfall

Monday, March 17, 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm, FREE
Join us as we dye the waterfall green at noon in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Parking can be limited at this event so please plan accordingly.

Natural Egg Dyeing

Wednesday, April 8, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, $6 per child
This Easter, celebrate with eggs colored from natural vegetable dyes made from roots, beans, stalks, and skins. Join us as we concoct our colorful stew.  Grades K-5. Preregistration is required.

Discover Nature With A Furry Friend

Saturday, April 18, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, FREE
Lake Katherine and the Chicagoland Chapter of Love On A Leash Dog Therapy Group partner to open your eyes to the beauty of nature! While walking the paths with a dog, you'll discover the beauty of Spring and see nature come alive from its winter sleep.

Nature & Arts Festival

Saturday, April 25, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, FREE
Lake Katherine and the Palos Heights Library join together to bring a celebration of nature and the arts to the community.  This event is free to the public and will be held at Lake Katherine.