Join us at Severson Dells for these family-friendly, open-house style events. Each month will have a different wild  theme full of hands-on activities for guests of all ages to participate in. Weather permitting, there will also be guided hikes. 

10:00am- 2:00pm

Upcoming Science Saturdays


Life Under Water- June 30th, 10:00am-2:00pm

A healthy stream or pond is full of all sorts of life.  Come learn about some of the incredible creatures that inhabit these watery worlds. We have Illinois Natural History Survey scientist on hand o share some of the cool work the Survey has been doing on Illinois rivers and streams. Plan on getting a little wet during some explorations of the pond and stream!


Winged Wonders- July 28th, 10:00am-2:00pm

Enjoy a day all about animals and insects that fly! Learn about the physics of flight and some of the other amazing adaptations of winged wildlife. Hoo Haven will be presenting two programs with their hawks and turkey vultures, one at 10:30am and the second at 12:30pm. We look forward to seeing you out!


Amazing Migrations- August 25th, 10:00am-2:00pm

There are so many animals and insects that migrate great distances chasing ideal weather for their species. Come and learn about a few of the fantastic migrations, why they migrate and how they know where they are going! What if humans had to migrate thousands of miles each year to survive?!?