Anita Purves Nature Center

  • 1505 N. Broadway
    Urbana, IL 61801

  • (217) 384-4062 PHONE

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Learn about Illinois natural history through hands-on exhibits and resident education animals. An observation room allows you to see wildlife at the feeding station and hear them through a parabolic sound system. Located at the north end of Crystal Lake Park, the nature center is the gateway to Busey Woods—a 59-acre old growth Oak-Hickory Forest that is remnant of pre-settlement forest in East Central Illinois. Wildlife and nature programs, rentable spaces, a nature gift shop and educator resources all make this a worthwhile stop. Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sat 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. FREE

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Anita Purves Nature Center

1505 N. Broadway
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 384-4062 PHONE

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