Address: 3826 N. Taylor Road
Hanna City, IL 61536

Phone: 309-676-0998

Daily Programs

These bullet points are largely guidelines for the daily programs each day. Some days may vary depending on animal temperament.

Winter Photo opportunities:

  • Main bricks
  • Eagle nest in the visitor center
  • Elk statue by turtle lake
  • Merrill woods entrance

Animal Feeding Times:

  • 10am Winnie and Oakley River Otters – Behind the Visitor Center
  • 2pm White Bison – Main Bricks In Front of Enclosure
  • 4pm Chester The Mink – Otter Yard

Please keep in mind these are feeding times only.  The animal keepers are happy to answer questions our guests may have, but this is not a scheduled program like a keeper chat.  If the animals decide not to come out for their food due to the cooler weather, the animal keepers can not force them out of dens.


Facebook Live Programs:

  • 11am Sundays Critter Story Time
    • 3– Big Tracks Little Tracks: following Animal Prints by Millicent E. Selsam

    • 10- A Little Fox by Rosalee Wren

    • 17- Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson

    • 24- The bad seed by Jory John

    • 31-  Fox in Socks by Dr. Suess

  • 1pm Tuesdays Nature Activity or short Lesson

    • 5- Animal Track Hunt and Plaster Cast Project

    • 12- Fox behavior

    • 19- Disappearing germs experiment and how to help keep nature healthy

    • 26- Seed Ball Project


  • Download the Geocaching App on your phone and hit the trails to look for treasure!


Bird Watching:

  • Use the ID chart provided by the ticket gate to see if you can identify all the beautiful birds while you enjoy your hike through the park.

Masks are required inside all buildings.

Forest Hall is currently closed due to COVID-19 mitigations.

If you can’t make it to the park, learn from our knowledgeable keepers on our YouTube Channel!