National Parks / Natural World
Douglas Hart Nature Center East Mattoon
Where is it at?
Douglas Hart Nature Center
2204 Dewitt Avenue
Tel: 217 235 4644
Where are we going today?
The Douglas Hart Nature Centre
The Visitor Centre offers some live exhibits, plus interactive exhibits, multi sensory displays and a birdhide and observation area.
Wetland and woodland trails and tallgrass prairie space for exploration, hunt for mini beasts, take photos or just pretend you're in the jungle!
A great range of educational, group and tour options are available too.
How much does it cost?
- AdultsFree so far as we know
When can we go?
Seasonal opening, check ahead.
Area available for picnicking..
What people are saying?
by Jessica Mertz
Douglas-Hart Nature Center is a delightful place to bring your child for an afternoon adventure. Perhaps a jaunt down the nature trail would suit your fancy? Maybe you would prefer to watch birds, chipmunks and other wild-life through a picture window? Whether performing impromptu plays with the puppets in the discovery room, taking a class (offered on a variety of topics), or simply enjoying the visual displays and library about area flora and fauna, the Douglas-Hart Nature Center is a valuable resource not to be missed!
by shawn wisnasky
I agree douglas hart is a beautifull place verry family friendly a lot of nature infact I got some of my senior pics done there and they also have a giant turtle in the pond that you can feed. He loves cherreos and bread :-)
by Charles Blethroade
This is probably the most family oriented facility for learning about about how the wildlife and fauna benefit us all.
by A Google User