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Prairieview Education Center

2112 Behan Road | Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 815-479-5779 Visit Our Website

Opened to the public in 1999, Prairieview Education Center serves thousands of McHenry County residents annually by offering free and low-cost nature programs, youth group programs, summer camps, school field trips and nature-themed birthday . The facility hosts traveling exhibits, a reference library, and a family drop-in “Exploration Station.” This interactive room features hands-on activities to help children learn about the natural world. A puppet theater, themed book bags and nature boxes, board games, puzzles, books, and magazines are just some of the available resources. Stop by throughout the year as the activities reflect the seasonal changes taking place in the environment. 

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