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Program basics:

PLEASE CALL US AT 847-428- OWLS(6957), OR EMAIL STILLMAN AT: TO MAKE RESERVATIONS for programs. Remember to include your name, phone number, and the number of people that will be attending. If not enough people have called prior to a program, the activity could be canceled. 


Please note that the Stillman Nature Center is available during the week, by reservation, to school classes, Audubon chapters, garden clubs, and other groups. Also, we can bring our raptors to your classroom or meeting place. Check the Owl Outreach page for more information.

Calendar of Events


Join us outside for a healthy hour-long walk around a lake, through the woods, and who knows where else? Why not add Stillman to your list of exercise options? Come prepared to hike the trails with sturdy winter boots. 

Dates: Thursdays, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, and Sept. 7

Time: 9:30AM 

Fee: None


Mike Levin will lead a morning bird walk. Migration will be under way and you never know what we might find. Binoculars and field guides are a must. If you don’t have any, don’t worry, Stillman does. Please call 847-428-OWLS to make reservations.

Date: Sundays, June 11, Aug. 271

Time: 8:00AM

Fee: None

Age: 8 years and up



Ever wonder about these creatures that come out at night? Why are bats so mysterious? Join us for bat information, a campfire, and roasted marshmallows. We’ll also be listening to sounds of nocturnal wildlife. Speaking of which, we’ll end the evening with a visit to our resident owls. 


Date & Time: Saturday, June 17 from 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Date & Time: Saturday, Aug. 19 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $2.00/person 



Join naturalist and reptile enthusiast Lara Sviatko as she shares her knowledge about these cold-blooded animals. In fact, you’ll have a chance to touch a snake as well as look for Stillman’s snakes and pond turtles. Don’t forget to call and reserve a spot. 

Date: Sunday, July 16 

Time: 2:00PM
Age: 8 and up
Fee: None 


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