The Nature Classroom is closed for the winter season. Check back for details on upcoming events in spring.
The Nature Classroom and Educational Gardens are a new satellite facility of the Raupp Museum. Located in Mike Rylko Community Park, the Nature Classroom will feature exhibits on the local environment, as well as classes that use the surrounding park area as a living lab for students of all ages.
Nature Classroom Hours
|June – September|
|Wednesday & Thursday||10 am – 1 pm|
|Sunday||10 am – 12 pm|
The Educational Gardens at the Nature Classroom are a new feature of Mike Rylko Community Park. The garden planters feature different themes: Historic Plants, Native Plants, Sensory Gardening, and Accessible Gardening. The Raupp Museum will be conducting tours and programs on these themes using the new outdoor classroom space. Check back for new program offerings.
Join Us! Do you have an idea for the new Educational Gardens? Would you like to volunteer? Contact us at Museum@bgparks.org.
The Educational Gardens at the Nature Classroom are made possible in part by an Illinois Public Museums Capital Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.