The mission of Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center is to educate the public about humankind’s influence on DuPage County’s natural ecosystems and the inter-relationships with the environment. It does so by offering programs year-round to the general public, teachers and students, and youth and civic groups.
Fullersburg Woods Visitor Center provides an engaging, interactive introduction to the local environment. There, visitors can explore the world of Salt Creek and its inhabitants and learn how to identify common birds and animal tracks. They can get up close and personal with the 13,000-year-old skeleton of a woolly mammoth or use microscopes and spotting scopes to examine creatures that call DuPage County home today. Visitors can also find answers to nature-related questions from the center’s staff of expert naturalists, who love talking about native plants and animals almost as much as they love learning about nature themselves!