Anita Purves Nature Center, Urbana

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The Center and the adjacent Busey Woods provide a natural resource to individuals, families and groups interested in learning more about the outdoors.

A facility of the Urbana Park District, the center includes a Field Station, Wildlife Observation Room, Audubon Gift Shop, educator resource room and meeting rooms. Programs, activities, and special events are held at this facility each year.

Located at the north end of Crystal Lake Park, the Anita Purves Nature Center is an environmental education facility open free to the public. Next door you'll find Busey Woods, a 59-acre forest preserve with a boardwalk loop, seasonal ponds and more.
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  • The Nature Center is primarily built for children and there are lots of fossils and other items for little hands to explore. The outdoor trail through the woods is better for adults; a nice peaceful....  more
    The Nature Center is primarily built for children and there are lots of fossils and other items for little hands to explore. The outdoor trail through the woods is better for adults; a nice peaceful....  more »
  • We rented a room to celebrate the 2nd half of his party (food, cake, games), and it was great!! The facility was clean, quiet, and the grounds were beautifully landscaped. The air even smelled... 
    We rented a room to celebrate the 2nd half of his party (food, cake, games), and it was great!! The facility was clean, quiet, and the grounds were beautifully landscaped. The air even smelled...  more »
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  • We had an activity for children here and it was memorable. The staff was super helpful and made sure to take all the safety measures to keep everyone safe. I hope we can organize more events here in the future.
  • Totally awesome and kid friendly. Fun interactive things to do.

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