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Anita Purves Nature Center

Urbana Park District

As Champaign County’s premier environmental education facility, the nature center features an interactive Field Station with live owls and reptiles, a Wildlife Observation Room, a gift shop, educator resources and more.


Outside you will find the new Friendship Grove Nature Playscape, habitat gardens, and Busey Woods with over two miles of hiking trails including a 1/3 mile boardwalk interpretive trail.


The nature center is a great place for individuals, families and groups—hundreds of programs and activities are held each year! Call for more information or a seasonal program guide.


Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm

Sat: 9am-4pm


1505 N. Broadway Ave.

Urbana, IL

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Free Admission

Donations appreciated

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